Williamsburg, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
117
Williamsburg'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 Williamsburg is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Williamsburg, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Williamsburg has an overall cost of living index of 117 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Williamsburg ranks as #4,630 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Williamsburg ranks as the #1,789 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Williamsburg Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Williamsburg Virginia National Average
Overall 117 106 100
Services 105 99 100
Groceries 93 98 100
Health 106 98 100
Housing 156 131 100
Transportation 93 93 100
Utilities 102 96 100
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Williamsburg Cost of Living Vs. VA

Williamsburg, 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.

$334,100
Median Home Value
$1,153
Median Rent
$59,288
Median Income
Statistic Williamsburg Virginia United States
Median Home Value $334,100 $282,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,153 $1,257 $1,096
Median Income $59,288 $76,398 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.6x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Williamsburg Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Williamsburg Virginia
Shampoo $0.97 $1.06
Movie $11.73 $10.68
Bowling $18.0 $14.67

Detailed Williamsburg Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Williamsburg Virginia
Ground Beef $3.61 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.05 $1.39
Milk $1.58 $2.05

Detailed Williamsburg Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Williamsburg Virginia
Haircut $21.36 $18.62
Beauty Salon $44.43 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.85 $2.34

Detailed Williamsburg Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Williamsburg Virginia
Potatoes $3.16 $3.29
Pizza $10.13 $10.62
Beer $9.82 $9.38
Optometrist $116.2 $108.57
Doctor $139.74 $116.17
Dentist $99.4 $99.13

Detailed Williamsburg Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Williamsburg Virginia
Gasoline $2.01 $2.22
Tire Balancing $46.7 $50.07
All Electricity $176.41 $167.67
Phone $177.97 $175.64

Williamsburg SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Williamsburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Williamsburg
Chesapeake, VA 242,647 115 1.0x
Newport News, VA 179,582 102 0.9x
Suffolk, VA 91,383 109 0.9x
Mechanicsville, VA 37,141 107 0.9x
Meadowbrook, VA 19,675 101 0.9x
Colonial Heights, VA 17,283 97 0.8x
Poquoson, VA 12,121 113 1.0x
Gloucester Point, VA 10,373 105 0.9x
Smithfield, VA 8,492 111 0.9x
Rockwood, VA 8,008 101 0.9x

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