Bristol, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
84
Bristol's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
9 out of 186
In Virginia
629 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 Bristol is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bristol, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bristol has an overall cost of living index of 84 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Bristol has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Virginia's index of 106.

The standard of living in Bristol ranks as #629 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Bristol ranks as the #5,789 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Bristol Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Bristol Virginia National Average
Overall 84 106 100
Services 96 99 100
Groceries 96 98 100
Health 93 98 100
Housing 61 131 100
Transportation 80 93 100
Utilities 83 96 100
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Bristol Cost of Living Vs. VA

Bristol, 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.

$127,900
Median Home Value
$712
Median Rent
$39,679
Median Income
Statistic Bristol Virginia United States
Median Home Value $127,900 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $712 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $39,679 $76,398 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.2x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Bristol Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Bristol Virginia
Shampoo $0.9 $1.06
Movie $8.99 $10.68
Bowling $18.41 $14.67

Detailed Bristol Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Bristol Virginia
Ground Beef $4.74 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.11 $1.39
Milk $2.04 $2.05

Detailed Bristol Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Bristol Virginia
Haircut $19.58 $18.62
Beauty Salon $30.41 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.6 $2.34

Detailed Bristol Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Bristol Virginia
Potatoes $3.59 $3.29
Pizza $12.17 $10.62
Beer $10.2 $9.38
Optometrist $83.87 $108.57
Doctor $90.86 $116.17
Dentist $96.5 $99.13

Detailed Bristol Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Bristol Virginia
Gasoline $1.85 $2.22
Tire Balancing $38.0 $50.07
All Electricity $119.46 $167.67
Phone $184.96 $175.64

Bristol SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
6
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bristol

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bristol
Kingsport, TN 53,699 85 1.0x
Bristol, TN 26,973 83 1.0x
Boone, NC 19,466 104 1.2x
Greeneville, TN 14,938 83 1.0x
Elizabethton, TN 13,568 87 1.0x
Bloomingdale, TN 9,428 81 1.0x
Abingdon, VA 7,936 87 1.0x
Church Hill, TN 6,664 86 1.0x
Erwin, TN 5,910 83 1.0x
Jonesborough, TN 5,539 94 1.1x

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