Petersburg, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
89
Petersburg'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 Petersburg is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Petersburg, VA?

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

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

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

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Petersburg Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Petersburg Virginia National Average
Overall 89 107 100
Services 104 99 100
Groceries 90 96 100
Health 102 97 100
Housing 69 130 100
Transportation 87 90 100
Utilities 100 100 100
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Petersburg Cost of Living Vs. VA

Petersburg, 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.

$108,100
Median Home Value
$947
Median Rent
$38,679
Median Income
Statistic Petersburg Virginia United States
Median Home Value $108,100 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $947 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $38,679 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.8x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.29x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Petersburg Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Petersburg Virginia
Shampoo $0.96 $1.01
Movie $11.59 $10.72
Bowling $17.25 $13.86

Detailed Petersburg Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Petersburg Virginia
Ground Beef $3.39 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.05 $1.4
Milk $1.54 $1.96

Detailed Petersburg Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Petersburg Virginia
Haircut $19.83 $17.49
Beauty Salon $46.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.89 $2.32

Detailed Petersburg Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Petersburg Virginia
Potatoes $3.35 $3.18
Pizza $10.18 $10.39
Beer $9.93 $9.23
Optometrist $119.1 $106.34
Doctor $134.64 $115.25
Dentist $94.15 $98.38

Detailed Petersburg Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Petersburg Virginia
Gasoline $2.34 $2.59
Tire Balancing $41.46 $48.9
All Electricity $173.34 $167.6
Phone $175.14 $163.42

Petersburg SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Petersburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Petersburg
Hopewell, VA 22,456 91 1.0x
Chester, VA 22,032 102 1.1x
Meadowbrook, VA 19,811 98 1.1x
Colonial Heights, VA 17,428 97 1.1x
Bellwood, VA 6,723 92 1.0x
Bensley, VA 6,092 91 1.0x
Fort Lee, VA 5,763 107 1.2x
Ettrick, VA 5,201 93 1.0x

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