Great Falls, VA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
236
Great Falls's Overall Cost Of Living
2.4x
Higher Than The National Average
187 out of 187
In Virginia
6,360 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Great Falls is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

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

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Great Falls has an overall cost of living index of 236 which is 2.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Great Falls has a cost of living index that's 2.2x higher than Virginia's index of 107.

The standard of living in Great Falls ranks as #6,367 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Great Falls ranks as the #39 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Great Falls Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Great Falls Virginia National Average
Overall 236 107 100
Services 112 99 100
Groceries 122 96 100
Health 88 97 100
Housing 526 130 100
Transportation 114 90 100
Utilities 112 100 100
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Great Falls Cost of Living Vs. VA

Great Falls, 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.

$1,142,000
Median Home Value
$3,066
Median Rent
$238,125
Median Income
Statistic Great Falls Virginia United States
Median Home Value $1,142,000 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $3,066 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $238,125 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.8x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.15x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Great Falls Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Shampoo $1.79 $1.01
Movie $12.5 $10.72
Bowling $18.5 $13.86

Detailed Great Falls Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Ground Beef $5.16 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.4
Milk $2.99 $1.96

Detailed Great Falls Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Haircut $31.21 $17.49
Beauty Salon $62.71 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.04 $2.32

Detailed Great Falls Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Potatoes $4.59 $3.18
Pizza $11.99 $10.39
Beer $10.99 $9.23
Optometrist $75.0 $106.34
Doctor $97.0 $115.25
Dentist $87.0 $98.38

Detailed Great Falls Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Gasoline $2.8 $2.59
Tire Balancing $62.0 $48.9
All Electricity $200.52 $167.6
Phone $187.49 $163.42

Great Falls SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
10
Commute
3

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Great Falls

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Great Falls
Reston, VA 61,147 149 0.6x
Olney, MD 35,191 149 0.6x
Sterling, VA 30,271 131 0.6x
Clarksburg, MD 24,767 151 0.6x
Herndon, VA 24,532 141 0.6x
North Potomac, MD 23,914 169 0.7x
Wolf Trap, VA 16,436 211 0.9x
Kemp Mill, MD 14,733 140 0.6x
Colesville, MD 13,992 140 0.6x
Sugarland Run, VA 12,956 136 0.6x

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