Glen Allen, VA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Glen Allen, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Glen Allen has an overall cost of living index of 106 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Glen Allen ranks as #3791 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Glen Allen ranks as the #2616 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Glen Allen Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Glen Allen Virginia National Average
Overall 106 107 100
Services 104 99 100
Groceries 90 96 100
Health 102 97 100
Housing 124 130 100
Transportation 87 90 100
Utilities 100 100 100
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Glen Allen, 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 Glen Allen Virginia United States
Median Home Value $235,100 $264,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,328 $1,202 $1,023
Median Income $75,000 $71,564 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.1x 3.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Glen Allen

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Glen Allen
Tuckahoe, VA 48,282 110 1.0x
Mechanicsville, VA 37,501 105 1.0x
Short Pump, VA 27,526 124 1.2x
Bon Air, VA 17,764 105 1.0x
Laurel, VA 17,470 98 0.9x
Brandermill, VA 14,421 108 1.0x
Lakeside, VA 12,180 97 0.9x
Wyndham, VA 10,151 138 1.3x
Dumbarton, VA 9,036 95 0.9x
Innsbrook, VA 8,549 114 1.1x

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