Virginia Beach, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
117
Virginia Beach's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
89 out of 186
In Virginia
4,628 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 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 117 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Virginia Beach has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Virginia's index of 106.

The standard of living in Virginia Beach ranks as #4,630 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Virginia Beach ranks as the #1,789 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 117 106 100
Services 109 99 100
Groceries 99 98 100
Health 109 98 100
Housing 140 131 100
Transportation 108 93 100
Utilities 110 96 100
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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.

$287,400
Median Home Value
$1,380
Median Rent
$78,136
Median Income
Statistic Virginia Beach Virginia United States
Median Home Value $287,400 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,380 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $78,136 $76,398 $64,994
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 $0.94 $1.06
Movie $10.99 $10.68
Bowling $17.82 $14.67

Detailed Virginia Beach Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Virginia Beach Virginia
Ground Beef $4.76 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.0 $1.39
Milk $2.12 $2.05

Detailed Virginia Beach Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Virginia Beach Virginia
Haircut $12.9 $18.62
Beauty Salon $41.19 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.46 $2.34

Detailed Virginia Beach Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Virginia Beach Virginia
Potatoes $4.28 $3.29
Pizza $11.15 $10.62
Beer $10.06 $9.38
Optometrist $98.67 $108.57
Doctor $130.0 $116.17
Dentist $115.5 $99.13

Detailed Virginia Beach Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Virginia Beach Virginia
Gasoline $2.37 $2.22
Tire Balancing $53.33 $50.07
All Electricity $198.58 $167.67
Phone $179.92 $175.64

Virginia Beach SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
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 244,300 107 0.9x
Chesapeake, VA 242,647 115 1.0x
Newport News, VA 179,582 102 0.9x
Hampton, VA 135,169 99 0.8x
Elizabeth, NJ 128,484 118 1.0x
Portsmouth, VA 94,961 104 0.9x
Suffolk, VA 91,383 109 0.9x
Poquoson, VA 12,121 113 1.0x
Gloucester Point, VA 10,373 105 0.9x
Smithfield, VA 8,492 111 0.9x

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