Reston, VA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
149
Reston's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
146 out of 186
In Virginia
5,822 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 Reston is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Reston, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Reston has an overall cost of living index of 149 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Reston has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than Virginia's index of 106.

The standard of living in Reston ranks as #5,825 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Reston ranks as the #593 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Reston Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Reston Virginia National Average
Overall 149 106 100
Services 114 99 100
Groceries 114 98 100
Health 89 98 100
Housing 235 131 100
Transportation 114 93 100
Utilities 111 96 100
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Reston Cost of Living Vs. VA

Reston, 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.

$514,300
Median Home Value
$1,898
Median Rent
$121,563
Median Income
Statistic Reston Virginia United States
Median Home Value $514,300 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,898 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $121,563 $76,398 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.2x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Reston Services Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Reston Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Reston Health Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Reston Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Reston 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 Reston Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Reston SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
9.5
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Reston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Reston
Oakton, VA 36,468 163 1.1x
Olney, MD 35,350 150 1.0x
Sterling, VA 30,872 132 0.9x
Herndon, VA 24,577 140 0.9x
North Potomac, MD 24,146 167 1.1x
McNair, VA 20,776 142 1.0x
Franklin Farm, VA 18,845 167 1.1x
Wolf Trap, VA 16,497 210 1.4x
Kemp Mill, MD 14,812 141 0.9x
Great Falls, VA 14,793 238 1.6x

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