Triangle, VA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
132
Triangle's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
109 out of 187
In Virginia
5,338 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 Triangle is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Triangle, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Triangle has an overall cost of living index of 132 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Triangle has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Virginia's index of 107.

The standard of living in Triangle ranks as #5,342 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Triangle ranks as the #1,064 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Triangle Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Triangle Virginia National Average
Overall 132 107 100
Services 106 99 100
Groceries 126 96 100
Health 101 97 100
Housing 188 130 100
Transportation 103 90 100
Utilities 98 100 100
For more reading on cost of living around Virginia, check out:
Triangle Cost of Living Vs. VA

Triangle, 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.

$452,200
Median Home Value
$1,165
Median Rent
$84,288
Median Income
Statistic Triangle Virginia United States
Median Home Value $452,200 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $1,165 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $84,288 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 5.4x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Triangle Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Shampoo $1.23 $1.01
Movie $12.45 $10.72
Bowling $19.83 $13.86

Detailed Triangle Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Ground Beef $4.59 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.69 $1.4
Milk $2.46 $1.96

Detailed Triangle Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Haircut $24.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $50.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.04 $2.32

Detailed Triangle Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Potatoes $4.66 $3.18
Pizza $11.99 $10.39
Beer $10.99 $9.23
Optometrist $102.0 $106.34
Doctor $128.0 $115.25
Dentist $99.5 $98.38

Detailed Triangle Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Gasoline $2.75 $2.59
Tire Balancing $49.0 $48.9
All Electricity $166.2 $167.6
Phone $175.14 $163.42

Triangle SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
2

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Triangle

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Triangle
Burke, VA 42,806 156 1.2x
Marumsco, VA 37,770 115 0.9x
West Springfield, VA 24,223 148 1.1x
Montclair, VA 20,881 137 1.0x
Neabsco, VA 20,364 134 1.0x
Cherry Hill, VA 20,241 124 0.9x
Burke Centre, VA 17,894 144 1.1x
Kingstowne, VA 17,517 145 1.1x
Fort Hunt, VA 16,973 180 1.4x
Kings Park West, VA 14,227 160 1.2x

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