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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Virginia 2019

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score70
  • 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]
72
  • 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]
71
  • 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]
74
  • Collinsville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,282
73
  • Covington, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,650
76
  • Richlands, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,568
74
  • Roanoke, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 99,329
  • I lived in Roanoke, VA on and off for about 5 years and honestly have to say that Roanoke was never a great city however over the past few years it really has taken a turn in the better direction! The…[read more]
69
  • 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]
74
  • Vinton, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,170
70
  • Galax, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,858
70
  • 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]
69
  • Big Stone Gap, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,462
72
  • 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]
64
  • Marion, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,891
71
  • Bedford, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,543
65
  • Buena Vista, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,610
68
  • Bluefield, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,254
75
  • 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]
64
  • Emporia, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,565
63
  • 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]
73
  • Farmville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,562
70
  • 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]
73
  • Montrose, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,909
77
  • Abingdon, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,117
73
  • Bensley, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,031
76
  • Waynesboro, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,366
  • I bought my house 2 years ago and wish I could move. In 2 years this city is turned into the ghetto no matter where you live. I was a taxi driver for 4 months and was stunned at how many people felt the…[read more]
80
  • Staunton, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,234
  • This is the place to live. Living in Staunton, Virginia is absolutely breathtaking. During the day I get the pleasure of working in an incredible place and in the evening, I can take in the serenity of…[read more]
77
  • 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
  • Bellwood, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,082
75
  • Sandston, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,883
69
  • Highland Springs, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,276
  • Living in Highland Springs, Virginia gives me the closeness that I need to commute to Richmond, while providing a small suburban area to live. I only have to drive 15 minutes to be in the city of…[read more]
75
  • Ettrick, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,586
73
  • 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]
75
  • East Highland Park, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,697
  • Living here in East Highland Park, Virginia for the last 3 years has been great. I had to relocate closer to Richmond and this has been a great area. The commute to work is fairly easy and this area is…[read more]
70
  • Dumbarton, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,395
86
  • Cave Spring, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,719
  • Cave Spring, Virginia is a small community close to Roanoke that I have lived in for more than 12 years. The area that surrounds me is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Everything a…[read more]
72
  • Wytheville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,167
70
  • Stuarts Draft, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,489
66
  • Franklin, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,413
73
  • Colonial Heights, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,554
  • I grew up in this growing city for 12 years. Went to middle and high school. Would say there high school needs a new look. I think it 40+ years old now. I would have to disagree with there crime rated…[read more]
75
  • Christiansburg, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,799
  • I've been living in Christiansburg for the last 12 years and have enjoyed the small-time environment and all of the comforts of having a close relationship with neighbors and friends in this…[read more]
77
  • Lakeside, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,806
  • I call Lakeside, Virginia home and enjoy living in this area. This area is close to the downtown area of Richmond, but with a population of less than 13,000, this community still provides a small-town…[read more]
84
  • Manchester, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,927
  • Living in Manchester, VA city has made me experience the best kind of lifestyle ever. The area is entirely the best to settle, there are a few neighborhood activities, but still, it’s a very fantastic…[read more]
68
  • Forest, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,537
  • After I got married, I moved to Forest, V.A. to start my family. I love Forest because it has a low crime rate and the schools are great. The housing can be a bit high, but by being located in Bedford…[read more]
74
  • Meadowbrook, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,624
  • I experienced a great three years while living in Meadowbrook Virginia. The city is in Chesterfield County Virginia. Meadowbrook is close to the major city Richmond Virginia. The town has average home…[read more]
75
  • Ashland, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,406
80
  • Laurel, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,756
  • LIving in Laurel, VA allows me to work within a reasonable distance of work, own a reasonably priced home and feel safe with my family. Laurel, VA is never going to be compared with the larger suburban…[read more]
70
  • Woodstock, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,208

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.

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