An overview of the general cost of living index for Burke Centre, VA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Burke Centre, VA enjoy a cost of living index of 142. This index is 32% higher than the Virginia average, and 42% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Burke Centre, VA, the average cost of goods and services is 15% higher than it is in Virginia, and it is 15% higher than the national average.