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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Virginia 2022

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score68
  • Martinsville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,551
  • The last person who reviewed this town on here must live in another Martinsville in another state. This is the most boring, dullest, town that I have ever seen. Nothing to do here at all. Half of the…[read more]
83
  • Covington, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,650
78
  • Richlands, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,568
74
  • Danville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,360
  • I was born in Danville but moved away for a couple of years but I've noticed that there is just something here that i couldn't find anywhere yet. I love the closeness that everyone has here, feeling like…[read more]
62
  • Pulaski, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,918
  • Pulaski is a small town in the New River Valley (NRV) of Virginia. The NRV is the third most economically vibrant area in the state, behind Northern Virginia and Tidewater, and is the 14th highest…[read more]
56
  • Galax, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,858
75
  • Collinsville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,282
76
  • South Boston, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,000
  • Why I picked living & investing in South Boston, Va over all other areas, # 1 the town has EVERYTHING my family & I need to live, Super Walmart, Lowes, restrants all your types of fast food, you name…[read more]
72
  • Big Stone Gap, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,462
74
  • Bristol, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,340
  • If you have thought of visiting the twin city, known as Bristol, Virginia, then I highly recommend it. I have visited Bristol several times over the years and have always been able to discover something…[read more]
74
  • Bluefield, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,254
62
  • Marion, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,891
71
  • Madison Heights, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,637
  • I moved out to Madison Heights after living in Lynchburg, V.A. for years. I still work in Lynchburg but it is just minutes away as a commute on the other side of the James River. Madison Heights has…[read more]
73
  • Buena Vista, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,610
75
  • Roanoke, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 99,329
  • The location is pretty stunning-a valley surrounded by lovely blue ridge mountains. The city is about 100k and surrounding area 200k. Downtown is vibrant and historic. City is made up of affluent and…[read more]
76
  • Vinton, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,170
77
  • Bedford, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,543
84
  • Abingdon, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,117
81
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 78,755
  • Wow, who would expect to find a gourmet restaurant at reasonable prices in the old bus station on 5th street. It's newly opened with a continuing flow of people coming and going. Everything was so…[read more]
71
  • Farmville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,562
71
  • Emporia, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,565
79
  • Radford, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,186
  • There's no diversity here...well, you have to search pretty hard at least. All culture/diversity is at the university. If there's an event worth noting it's usually at the school. There's a great music…[read more]
59
  • Petersburg, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,997
  • Petersburg is a city with a rich history that is lots of fun for everyone in the family. There are several museums and attractions that make Petersburg, Virginia an ideal place to entertain friends and…[read more]
74
  • Wytheville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,167
75
  • Timberlake, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,127
  • I call Timberlake, Virginia home and I absolutely love living here. Living in Timberlake, Virginia allows me to easily commute to my job in Lynchburg. In addition, the opportunities here are endless. …[read more]
69
  • Hopewell, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,332
  • I have lived in Hopewell, Virginia for my entire thirty years. My hometown of Hopewell is situated in between Richmond and Petersburg. Like most cities it has pros and cons if you live here. Living in…[read more]
82
  • Salem, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,290
  • Years ago my hometown called me back home and I can say that living here in Salem, Virginia is the best choice that I have made for my family and I. Located in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but…[read more]
84
  • Hollins, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,488
  • I lived in Hollins when I went to college there. It is a suburb of Roanoke, Va. and a beautiful place to live. Everything you would need, as far as shopping, is near as well as the Roanoke Airport.…[read more]
68
  • Montrose, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,909
72
  • Bensley, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,031

Finding an affordable place to live in Virginia is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Virginia that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Virginia. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Virginia.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Virginia with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Virginia, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Virginia, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.