According to the most recent data on the cost of living, George Mason has an overall cost of living index of 155 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Virginia, George Mason has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than Virginia's index of 107.
The standard of living in George Mason ranks as #5,932 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies George Mason ranks as the #474 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.
|Living Expense||George Mason||Virginia||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. George Mason||Bethesda, MD||63,195||195||1.3x||Oakton, VA||36,997||164||1.1x||Fair Oaks, VA||33,481||146||0.9x||North Potomac, MD||23,914||169||1.1x||Fairfax, VA||23,531||150||1.0x||Franklin Farm, VA||18,321||169||1.1x||Burke Centre, VA||17,894||144||0.9x||Kings Park West, VA||14,227||160||1.0x||Fairfax Station, VA||12,046||173||1.1x||Wakefield, VA||11,554||172||1.1x|