Alexandria, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
150
Alexandria's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
150 out of 186
In Virginia
5,843 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Alexandria is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Alexandria, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Alexandria has an overall cost of living index of 150 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Alexandria has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than Virginia's index of 106.

The standard of living in Alexandria ranks as #5,846 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Alexandria ranks as the #573 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Alexandria Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Alexandria Virginia National Average
Overall 150 106 100
Services 106 99 100
Groceries 119 98 100
Health 102 98 100
Housing 249 131 100
Transportation 102 93 100
Utilities 98 96 100
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Alexandria Cost of Living Vs. VA

Alexandria, VA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Virginia, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$572,700
Median Home Value
$1,774
Median Rent
$102,227
Median Income
Statistic Alexandria Virginia United States
Median Home Value $572,700 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,774 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $102,227 $76,398 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.6x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Alexandria Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Alexandria Virginia
Shampoo $1.04 $1.06
Movie $12.45 $10.68
Bowling $19.83 $14.67

Detailed Alexandria Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Alexandria Virginia
Ground Beef $4.79 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.62 $1.39
Milk $2.58 $2.05

Detailed Alexandria Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Alexandria Virginia
Haircut $25.56 $18.62
Beauty Salon $56.94 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.52 $2.34

Detailed Alexandria Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Alexandria Virginia
Potatoes $4.21 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $10.66 $9.38
Optometrist $104.67 $108.57
Doctor $128.0 $116.17
Dentist $103.17 $99.13

Detailed Alexandria Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Alexandria Virginia
Gasoline $2.24 $2.22
Tire Balancing $51.0 $50.07
All Electricity $160.85 $167.67
Phone $177.97 $175.64

Alexandria SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
7
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Alexandria

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Alexandria
Arlington, VA 236,434 167 1.1x
Lincolnia, VA 22,579 146 1.0x
Kemp Mill, MD 14,812 141 0.9x
Groveton, VA 14,664 138 0.9x
Colesville, MD 14,397 140 0.9x
Huntington, VA 13,526 132 0.9x
Travilah, MD 11,239 227 1.5x
Lake Barcroft, VA 10,604 164 1.1x
Chevy Chase, MD 9,801 204 1.4x
Seven Corners, VA 9,041 128 0.9x

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