Great Falls, VA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
238
Great Falls's Overall Cost Of Living
2.4x
Higher Than The National Average
186 out of 186
In Virginia
6,378 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 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 238 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 106.

The standard of living in Great Falls ranks as #6,384 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Great Falls ranks as the #35 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 238 106 100
Services 113 99 100
Groceries 116 98 100
Health 89 98 100
Housing 526 131 100
Transportation 116 93 100
Utilities 112 96 100
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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.

$1,128,300
Median Home Value
$2,851
Median Rent
$238,828
Median Income
Statistic Great Falls Virginia United States
Median Home Value $1,128,300 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $2,851 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $238,828 $76,398 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.7x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Great Falls Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Shampoo $1.43 $1.06
Movie $12.5 $10.68
Bowling $21.25 $14.67

Detailed Great Falls Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Ground Beef $4.7 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.75 $1.39
Milk $2.49 $2.05

Detailed Great Falls Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Haircut $31.92 $18.62
Beauty Salon $63.67 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.74 $2.34

Detailed Great Falls Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Potatoes $3.99 $3.29
Pizza $11.99 $10.62
Beer $10.99 $9.38
Optometrist $75.0 $108.57
Doctor $97.0 $116.17
Dentist $87.0 $99.13

Detailed Great Falls Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Great Falls Virginia
Gasoline $2.44 $2.22
Tire Balancing $62.0 $50.07
All Electricity $193.98 $167.67
Phone $190.63 $175.64

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 61,418 149 0.6x
Olney, MD 35,350 150 0.6x
Sterling, VA 30,872 132 0.6x
Clarksburg, MD 26,234 153 0.6x
Herndon, VA 24,577 140 0.6x
North Potomac, MD 24,146 167 0.7x
Wolf Trap, VA 16,497 210 0.9x
Kemp Mill, MD 14,812 141 0.6x
Colesville, MD 14,397 140 0.6x
Sugarland Run, VA 12,656 137 0.6x

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