Blacksburg, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
105
Blacksburg's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
67 out of 187
In Virginia
3,704 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Blacksburg is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Blacksburg, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Blacksburg has an overall cost of living index of 105 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Blacksburg has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Virginia's index of 107.

The standard of living in Blacksburg ranks as #3,705 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Blacksburg ranks as the #2,702 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Blacksburg Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Blacksburg Virginia National Average
Overall 105 107 100
Services 94 99 100
Groceries 94 96 100
Health 99 97 100
Housing 135 130 100
Transportation 85 90 100
Utilities 86 100 100
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Blacksburg Cost of Living Vs. VA

Blacksburg, 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.

$298,400
Median Home Value
$1,107
Median Rent
$43,173
Median Income
Statistic Blacksburg Virginia United States
Median Home Value $298,400 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $1,107 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $43,173 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 6.9x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.31x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Blacksburg Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Blacksburg Virginia
Shampoo $0.94 $1.01
Movie $11.75 $10.72
Bowling $12.75 $13.86

Detailed Blacksburg Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Blacksburg Virginia
Ground Beef $4.1 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.49 $1.4
Milk $1.95 $1.96

Detailed Blacksburg Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Blacksburg Virginia
Haircut $13.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $46.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.19 $2.32

Detailed Blacksburg Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Blacksburg Virginia
Potatoes $3.45 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $9.83 $9.23
Optometrist $63.75 $106.34
Doctor $129.75 $115.25
Dentist $100.33 $98.38

Detailed Blacksburg Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Blacksburg Virginia
Gasoline $2.44 $2.59
Tire Balancing $35.96 $48.9
All Electricity $130.62 $167.6
Phone $175.14 $163.42

Blacksburg SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Blacksburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Blacksburg
Roanoke, VA 99,229 88 0.8x
Cave Spring, VA 26,001 97 0.9x
Salem, VA 25,317 93 0.9x
Christiansburg, VA 22,163 92 0.9x
Radford, VA 17,691 89 0.8x
Hollins, VA 14,329 93 0.9x
Martinsville, VA 12,852 80 0.8x
Pulaski, VA 8,799 81 0.8x
Vinton, VA 8,083 88 0.8x
Covington, VA 5,598 81 0.8x

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