Harrisonburg, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
100
Harrisonburg's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
51 out of 186
In Virginia
3,149 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 Harrisonburg is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Harrisonburg, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Harrisonburg has an overall cost of living index of 100 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Harrisonburg has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Virginia's index of 106.

The standard of living in Harrisonburg ranks as #3,149 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Harrisonburg ranks as the #3,269 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Harrisonburg Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Harrisonburg Virginia National Average
Overall 100 106 100
Services 105 99 100
Groceries 102 98 100
Health 108 98 100
Housing 102 131 100
Transportation 90 93 100
Utilities 102 96 100
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Harrisonburg Cost of Living Vs. VA

Harrisonburg, 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.

$220,100
Median Home Value
$911
Median Rent
$49,117
Median Income
Statistic Harrisonburg Virginia United States
Median Home Value $220,100 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $911 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $49,117 $76,398 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.5x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Harrisonburg Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Harrisonburg Virginia
Shampoo $0.99 $1.06
Movie $12.32 $10.68
Bowling $16.25 $14.67

Detailed Harrisonburg Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Harrisonburg Virginia
Ground Beef $3.94 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.28 $1.39
Milk $2.18 $2.05

Detailed Harrisonburg Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Harrisonburg Virginia
Haircut $15.5 $18.62
Beauty Salon $47.93 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.47 $2.34

Detailed Harrisonburg Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Harrisonburg Virginia
Potatoes $3.08 $3.29
Pizza $11.55 $10.62
Beer $10.12 $9.38
Optometrist $111.83 $108.57
Doctor $116.67 $116.17
Dentist $120.0 $99.13

Detailed Harrisonburg Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Harrisonburg Virginia
Gasoline $2.09 $2.22
Tire Balancing $36.5 $50.07
All Electricity $177.06 $167.67
Phone $177.97 $175.64

Harrisonburg SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
7
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Harrisonburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Harrisonburg
Charlottesville, VA 47,217 111 1.1x
Staunton, VA 24,660 99 1.0x
Waynesboro, VA 22,300 96 1.0x
Stuarts Draft, VA 11,380 95 0.9x
Lake Monticello, VA 10,457 110 1.1x
Strasburg, VA 6,643 97 1.0x
Bridgewater, VA 6,090 103 1.0x
Massanetta Springs, VA 5,819 124 1.2x
Woodstock, VA 5,247 98 1.0x

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