Winchester, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Winchester's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Winchester is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Winchester, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Winchester has an overall cost of living index of 103 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Winchester ranks as #3524 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Winchester ranks as the #2882 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

Winchester Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Winchester Virginia National Average
Overall 103 107 100
Services 102 99 100
Groceries 95 96 100
Health 101 97 100
Housing 112 130 100
Transportation 88 90 100
Utilities 102 100 100
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Winchester, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Winchester Virginia United States
Median Home Value $236,800 $264,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,011 $1,202 $1,023
Median Income $53,797 $71,564 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.4x 3.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Winchester

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Winchester
Germantown, MD 90,844 130 1.3x
South Riding, VA 31,071 155 1.5x
Clarksburg, MD 23,548 151 1.5x
Franklin Farm, VA 18,727 169 1.6x
Broadlands, VA 13,704 163 1.6x
Dranesville, VA 11,802 165 1.6x
Lowes Island, VA 11,111 164 1.6x
Floris, VA 8,305 179 1.7x
Belmont, VA 6,629 188 1.8x
Strasburg, VA 6,585 98 1.0x

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