Arlington, VA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
167
Arlington's Overall Cost Of Living
1.7x
Higher Than The National Average
170 out of 186
In Virginia
6,093 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 Arlington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Arlington, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Arlington has an overall cost of living index of 167 which is 1.7x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Arlington has a cost of living index that's 1.6x higher than Virginia's index of 106.

The standard of living in Arlington ranks as #6,097 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Arlington ranks as the #321 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Arlington Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Arlington Virginia National Average
Overall 167 106 100
Services 115 99 100
Groceries 123 98 100
Health 94 98 100
Housing 295 131 100
Transportation 103 93 100
Utilities 96 96 100
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Arlington Cost of Living Vs. VA

Arlington, 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.

$731,700
Median Home Value
$2,005
Median Rent
$122,604
Median Income
Statistic Arlington Virginia United States
Median Home Value $731,700 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $2,005 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $122,604 $76,398 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.0x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Arlington Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Arlington Virginia
Shampoo $1.0 $1.06
Movie $13.15 $10.68
Bowling $22.0 $14.67

Detailed Arlington Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Arlington Virginia
Ground Beef $4.79 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.59 $1.39
Milk $2.61 $2.05

Detailed Arlington Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Arlington Virginia
Haircut $26.08 $18.62
Beauty Salon $63.44 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.19 $2.34

Detailed Arlington Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Arlington Virginia
Potatoes $4.46 $3.29
Pizza $11.99 $10.62
Beer $11.41 $9.38
Optometrist $90.67 $108.57
Doctor $103.89 $116.17
Dentist $99.0 $99.13

Detailed Arlington Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Arlington Virginia
Gasoline $2.3 $2.22
Tire Balancing $52.0 $50.07
All Electricity $160.85 $167.67
Phone $177.97 $175.64

Arlington SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
9
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Arlington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Arlington
Alexandria, VA 158,309 150 0.9x
Olney, MD 35,350 150 0.9x
West Falls Church, VA 31,262 146 0.9x
North Potomac, MD 24,146 167 1.0x
Lincolnia, VA 22,579 146 0.9x
Idylwood, VA 18,099 150 0.9x
Kemp Mill, MD 14,812 141 0.8x
Colesville, MD 14,397 140 0.8x
Falls Church, VA 14,309 176 1.1x
Travilah, MD 11,239 227 1.4x

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