Portsmouth, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
96
Portsmouth's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
39 out of 187
In Virginia
2,651 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 Portsmouth is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Portsmouth, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Portsmouth has an overall cost of living index of 96 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Portsmouth has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Virginia's index of 107.

The standard of living in Portsmouth ranks as #2,652 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Portsmouth ranks as the #3,754 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Portsmouth Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Portsmouth Virginia National Average
Overall 96 107 100
Services 99 99 100
Groceries 95 96 100
Health 91 97 100
Housing 95 130 100
Transportation 93 90 100
Utilities 100 100 100
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Portsmouth Cost of Living Vs. VA

Portsmouth, 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.

$170,900
Median Home Value
$1,048
Median Rent
$52,175
Median Income
Statistic Portsmouth Virginia United States
Median Home Value $170,900 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $1,048 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $52,175 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.3x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Portsmouth Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Portsmouth Virginia
Shampoo $0.91 $1.01
Movie $8.63 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed Portsmouth Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Portsmouth Virginia
Ground Beef $3.9 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.15 $1.4
Milk $1.76 $1.96

Detailed Portsmouth Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Portsmouth Virginia
Haircut $15.8 $17.49
Beauty Salon $39.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.28 $2.32

Detailed Portsmouth Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Portsmouth Virginia
Potatoes $3.65 $3.18
Pizza $11.47 $10.39
Beer $9.96 $9.23
Optometrist $95.0 $106.34
Doctor $75.0 $115.25
Dentist $104.0 $98.38

Detailed Portsmouth Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Portsmouth Virginia
Gasoline $2.48 $2.59
Tire Balancing $45.38 $48.9
All Electricity $173.5 $167.6
Phone $175.14 $163.42

Portsmouth SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Portsmouth

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Portsmouth
Virginia Beach, VA 450,201 110 1.1x
Norfolk, VA 244,601 99 1.0x
Chesapeake, VA 239,982 108 1.1x
Newport News, VA 179,673 99 1.0x
Hampton, VA 135,041 99 1.0x
Suffolk, VA 90,093 105 1.1x
Poquoson, VA 12,090 113 1.2x
Smithfield, VA 8,367 108 1.1x
Carrollton, VA 6,442 113 1.2x

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