Triangle, VA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
132
Triangle's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
109 out of 186
In Virginia
5,326 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 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 106.

The standard of living in Triangle ranks as #5,329 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Triangle ranks as the #1,090 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Triangle Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Triangle Virginia National Average
Overall 132 106 100
Services 105 99 100
Groceries 121 98 100
Health 105 98 100
Housing 190 131 100
Transportation 100 93 100
Utilities 96 96 100
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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.

$452,400
Median Home Value
$1,259
Median Rent
$91,438
Median Income
Statistic Triangle Virginia United States
Median Home Value $452,400 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,259 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $91,438 $76,398 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.9x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Triangle Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Shampoo $1.04 $1.06
Movie $12.45 $10.68
Bowling $19.83 $14.67

Detailed Triangle Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Ground Beef $4.79 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.62 $1.39
Milk $2.58 $2.05

Detailed Triangle Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Haircut $25.56 $18.62
Beauty Salon $56.94 $39.05
Toothpaste $3.52 $2.34

Detailed Triangle Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Potatoes $4.21 $3.29
Pizza $11.66 $10.62
Beer $10.66 $9.38
Optometrist $104.67 $108.57
Doctor $128.0 $116.17
Dentist $103.17 $99.13

Detailed Triangle Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Triangle Virginia
Gasoline $2.24 $2.22
Tire Balancing $51.0 $50.07
All Electricity $160.85 $167.67
Phone $177.97 $175.64

Triangle SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
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 44,077 154 1.2x
West Springfield, VA 23,775 147 1.1x
Montclair, VA 21,329 136 1.0x
Cherry Hill, VA 20,344 124 0.9x
Burke Centre, VA 17,952 143 1.1x
Kingstowne, VA 17,585 143 1.1x
Fort Hunt, VA 16,383 180 1.4x
Kings Park West, VA 14,090 158 1.2x
Newington Forest, VA 12,484 144 1.1x
Long Branch, VA 7,906 147 1.1x

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