South Boston, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
81
South Boston's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
5 out of 187
In Virginia
305 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 South Boston is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in South Boston, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, South Boston has an overall cost of living index of 81 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in South Boston ranks as #305 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies South Boston ranks as the #6,102 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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South Boston Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense South Boston Virginia National Average
Overall 81 107 100
Services 83 99 100
Groceries 88 96 100
Health 101 97 100
Housing 62 130 100
Transportation 94 90 100
Utilities 101 100 100
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South Boston Cost of Living Vs. VA

South Boston, 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.

$132,300
Median Home Value
$671
Median Rent
$42,311
Median Income
Statistic South Boston Virginia United States
Median Home Value $132,300 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $671 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $42,311 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.1x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed South Boston Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item South Boston Virginia
Shampoo $0.78 $1.01
Movie $10.5 $10.72
Bowling $12.0 $13.86

Detailed South Boston Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item South Boston Virginia
Ground Beef $4.26 $3.9
Fried Chicken $0.97 $1.4
Milk $1.57 $1.96

Detailed South Boston Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item South Boston Virginia
Haircut $13.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $20.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.97 $2.32

Detailed South Boston Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item South Boston Virginia
Potatoes $3.09 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $9.98 $9.23
Optometrist $92.5 $106.34
Doctor $85.5 $115.25
Dentist $121.67 $98.38

Detailed South Boston Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item South Boston Virginia
Gasoline $2.47 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.45 $48.9
All Electricity $174.14 $167.6
Phone $175.14 $163.42

South Boston SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
7
Education
5
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around South Boston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. South Boston
Lynchburg, VA 80,569 89 1.1x
Danville, VA 41,070 78 1.0x
Mebane, NC 14,952 96 1.2x
Henderson, NC 14,948 82 1.0x
Reidsville, NC 13,915 87 1.1x
Timberlake, VA 13,247 92 1.1x
Oxford, NC 8,721 87 1.1x
Roxboro, NC 8,298 79 1.0x
Butner, NC 7,727 88 1.1x
Hillsborough, NC 7,115 95 1.2x

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