Falls Church, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
176
Falls Church's Overall Cost Of Living
1.8x
Higher Than The National Average
177 out of 186
In Virginia
6,186 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 Falls Church is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Falls Church, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Falls Church has an overall cost of living index of 176 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Falls Church has a cost of living index that's 1.7x higher than Virginia's index of 106.

The standard of living in Falls Church ranks as #6,191 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Falls Church ranks as the #228 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Falls Church Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Falls Church Virginia National Average
Overall 176 106 100
Services 115 99 100
Groceries 123 98 100
Health 96 98 100
Housing 326 131 100
Transportation 103 93 100
Utilities 95 96 100
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Falls Church Cost of Living Vs. VA

Falls Church, 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.

$810,900
Median Home Value
$2,044
Median Rent
$146,922
Median Income
Statistic Falls Church Virginia United States
Median Home Value $810,900 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $2,044 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $146,922 $76,398 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.5x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Falls Church Services Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Falls Church Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Falls Church Health Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Falls Church Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Falls Church 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 Falls Church Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Falls Church SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Falls Church

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Falls Church
Annandale, VA 42,240 143 0.8x
Olney, MD 35,350 150 0.9x
West Falls Church, VA 31,262 146 0.8x
North Potomac, MD 24,146 167 0.9x
Merrifield, VA 18,523 150 0.9x
Idylwood, VA 18,099 150 0.9x
Kemp Mill, MD 14,812 141 0.8x
Colesville, MD 14,397 140 0.8x
Travilah, MD 11,239 227 1.3x
Lake Barcroft, VA 10,604 164 0.9x

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