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Overall 53%
Goods & Services 6%
Housing 158%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexKing St MetroAlexandriaVirginia
Cost of living153150107
Goods & Services10610699
Groceries12612696
Health care10110197
Housing258248130
Transportation10310390
Utilities9898100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in King St Metro is 43% higher than the Alexandria average
  • The cost of living in King St Metro is 53% higher than the national average
  • King St Metro housing is 158% higher than the national average
  • Virginia general sales tax is 4% higher than the national average
  • Virginia state income tax is 10% lower than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Household$124,989$10,416$2,916$3,750

      Virginia Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Virginia5.3%6%

      Virginia Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Virginia2%5.75%

      Goods & Services

      ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $24.50$17.4940.1%
      Beauty Salon $50.00$38.1731.0%
      Toothpaste $3.04$2.3231.0%
      Shampoo $1.23$1.0121.6%
      Movie $12.45$10.7216.1%
      Bowling $19.83$13.8643.1%

      Groceries

      ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.59$3.9017.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4021.1%
      Milk $2.46$1.9625.4%
      Potatoes $4.66$3.1846.4%
      Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
      Beer $10.99$9.2319.1%

      Health Care

      ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $102.00$106.344.1%
      Doctor $128.00$115.2511.1%
      Dentist $99.50$98.381.1%
      Ibuprofen $10.99$9.2618.7%
      Lipitor $398.50$466.4714.6%

      Housing

      ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $520,700.00$184,700.00181.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,052.37$1,273.32139.7%
      Apartment Rent $1,611.00$949.0069.8%

      Transportation

      ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.75$2.596.1%
      Tire Balancing $49.00$48.900.2%

      Utilities

      ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$166.20$167.600.8%
      Phone $175.14$163.427.2%
      Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Rose Hill CDP (Lee County), VA70891-9%
      Woodlawn CDP (Carroll County), VA2,24793-7%
      Potomac Heights, MD1,19194-6%
      Wakefield town, VA81098-2%
      Belle Haven town, VA5621011%
      Alexandria, VA151,47315050%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Pomona, CA151,80712424%
      Escondido, CA149,91213434%
      Lakewood, CO149,79311212%
      Kansas City, KS149,75588-12%
      Pasadena, TX153,28689-11%
      Alexandria, VA151,47315050%
      Source: The King St Metro, Alexandria, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.