Williamsburg, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
115
Williamsburg's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
89 out of 187
In Virginia
4,500 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 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 115 which is 1.1x 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 107.

The standard of living in Williamsburg ranks as #4,502 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Williamsburg ranks as the #1,904 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Williamsburg Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Williamsburg Virginia National Average
Overall 115 107 100
Services 99 99 100
Groceries 95 96 100
Health 91 97 100
Housing 156 130 100
Transportation 93 90 100
Utilities 100 100 100
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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.

$306,000
Median Home Value
$1,193
Median Rent
$57,463
Median Income
Statistic Williamsburg Virginia United States
Median Home Value $306,000 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $1,193 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $57,463 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 5.3x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Williamsburg Services Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Williamsburg Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Williamsburg Health Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Detailed Williamsburg Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

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

Williamsburg SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Williamsburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Williamsburg
Chesapeake, VA 239,982 108 0.9x
Newport News, VA 179,673 99 0.9x
Suffolk, VA 90,093 105 0.9x
Mechanicsville, VA 37,496 105 0.9x
Meadowbrook, VA 19,811 98 0.9x
Colonial Heights, VA 17,428 97 0.8x
Poquoson, VA 12,090 113 1.0x
Gloucester Point, VA 9,854 102 0.9x
Smithfield, VA 8,367 108 0.9x
Rockwood, VA 8,136 102 0.9x

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