Lynchburg, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
89
Lynchburg's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
17 out of 187
In Virginia
1,523 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 Lynchburg is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Lynchburg, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Lynchburg has an overall cost of living index of 89 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Lynchburg has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Virginia's index of 107.

The standard of living in Lynchburg ranks as #1,524 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Lynchburg ranks as the #4,883 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Lynchburg Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Lynchburg Virginia National Average
Overall 89 107 100
Services 94 99 100
Groceries 82 96 100
Health 95 97 100
Housing 81 130 100
Transportation 85 90 100
Utilities 108 100 100
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Lynchburg Cost of Living Vs. VA

Lynchburg, 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.

$160,100
Median Home Value
$857
Median Rent
$46,409
Median Income
Statistic Lynchburg Virginia United States
Median Home Value $160,100 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $857 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $46,409 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.4x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Lynchburg Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Lynchburg Virginia
Shampoo $0.78 $1.01
Movie $13.76 $10.72
Bowling $11.67 $13.86

Detailed Lynchburg Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Lynchburg Virginia
Ground Beef $3.59 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.02 $1.4
Milk $1.74 $1.96

Detailed Lynchburg Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Lynchburg Virginia
Haircut $12.2 $17.49
Beauty Salon $33.8 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.79 $2.32

Detailed Lynchburg Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Lynchburg Virginia
Potatoes $2.67 $3.18
Pizza $9.85 $10.39
Beer $9.78 $9.23
Optometrist $112.13 $106.34
Doctor $116.88 $115.25
Dentist $86.5 $98.38

Detailed Lynchburg Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Lynchburg Virginia
Gasoline $2.37 $2.59
Tire Balancing $38.0 $48.9
All Electricity $195.1 $167.6
Phone $175.14 $163.42

Lynchburg SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Lynchburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Lynchburg
Cave Spring, VA 26,001 97 1.1x
Salem, VA 25,317 93 1.0x
Waynesboro, VA 22,140 92 1.0x
Hollins, VA 14,329 93 1.0x
Timberlake, VA 13,247 92 1.0x
Madison Heights, VA 11,665 86 1.0x
Forest, VA 10,836 97 1.1x
Stuarts Draft, VA 9,354 96 1.1x
Vinton, VA 8,083 88 1.0x
Lexington, VA 7,241 101 1.1x

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