Buena Vista, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Buena Vista's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Buena Vista is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Buena Vista, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Buena Vista has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Buena Vista has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Virginia's index of 107.

The standard of living in Buena Vista ranks as #1128 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Buena Vista ranks as the #5279 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

Buena Vista Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Buena Vista Virginia National Average
Overall 87 107 100
Services 99 99 100
Groceries 87 96 100
Health 98 97 100
Housing 65 130 100
Transportation 89 90 100
Utilities 107 100 100
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Buena Vista, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Buena Vista Virginia United States
Median Home Value $122,100 $264,900 $204,900
Median Rent $739 $1,202 $1,023
Median Income $34,273 $71,564 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.6x 3.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Buena Vista

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Buena Vista
Lynchburg, VA 80,131 89 1.0x
Cave Spring, VA 25,793 97 1.1x
Salem, VA 25,519 93 1.1x
Staunton, VA 24,452 92 1.1x
Waynesboro, VA 21,926 92 1.1x
Hollins, VA 14,257 93 1.1x
Madison Heights, VA 11,483 86 1.0x
Stuarts Draft, VA 9,716 96 1.1x
Vinton, VA 8,074 88 1.0x
Lexington, VA 7,110 101 1.2x

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