Alexandria, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Alexandria'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 Alexandria is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Alexandria, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Alexandria has an overall cost of living index of 150 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Alexandria has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than Virginia's index of 107.

The standard of living in Alexandria ranks as #5835 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Alexandria ranks as the #571 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

Alexandria Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Alexandria Virginia National Average
Overall 150 107 100
Services 106 99 100
Groceries 126 96 100
Health 101 97 100
Housing 248 130 100
Transportation 103 90 100
Utilities 98 100 100
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Alexandria, 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 Alexandria Virginia United States
Median Home Value $557,000 $264,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,702 $1,202 $1,023
Median Income $96,733 $71,564 $60,293
Home Value To Income 5.8x 3.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Alexandria

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Alexandria
Arlington, VA 231,803 166 1.1x
Lincolnia, VA 24,808 145 1.0x
Groveton, VA 16,843 136 0.9x
Colesville, MD 13,894 140 0.9x
Kemp Mill, MD 13,838 140 0.9x
Huntington, VA 13,135 132 0.9x
Travilah, MD 11,633 227 1.5x
Lake Barcroft, VA 9,823 164 1.1x
Chevy Chase, MD 9,611 202 1.3x
South Kensington, MD 8,769 179 1.2x

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