Virginia Beach, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
110
Virginia Beach's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
77 out of 187
In Virginia
4,134 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 Virginia Beach is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Virginia Beach, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Virginia Beach has an overall cost of living index of 110 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Virginia Beach has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Virginia's index of 107.

The standard of living in Virginia Beach ranks as #4,135 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Virginia Beach ranks as the #2,271 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Virginia Beach Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Virginia Beach Virginia National Average
Overall 110 107 100
Services 99 99 100
Groceries 95 96 100
Health 91 97 100
Housing 139 130 100
Transportation 93 90 100
Utilities 100 100 100
For more reading on cost of living around Virginia, check out:
Virginia Beach Cost of Living Vs. VA

Virginia Beach, 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.

$280,800
Median Home Value
$1,367
Median Rent
$76,610
Median Income
Statistic Virginia Beach Virginia United States
Median Home Value $280,800 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $1,367 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $76,610 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.7x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Virginia Beach Services Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Virginia Beach Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Virginia Beach Health Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Virginia Beach Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Virginia Beach SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Virginia Beach

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia Beach
Norfolk, VA 244,601 99 0.9x
Chesapeake, VA 239,982 108 1.0x
Newport News, VA 179,673 99 0.9x
Hampton, VA 135,041 99 0.9x
Elizabeth, NJ 128,333 118 1.1x
Portsmouth, VA 95,097 96 0.9x
Suffolk, VA 90,093 105 1.0x
Poquoson, VA 12,090 113 1.0x
Gloucester Point, VA 9,854 102 0.9x
Smithfield, VA 8,367 108 1.0x

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