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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Fairfax, Virginia is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Fairfax, Virginia is more expensive.

Overall, Fairfax, Virginia cost of living is 162.90.

  COST OF LIVINGFairfax, VirginiaUnited States
  Overall  163100
  Grocery  112.4100
  Health  102100
  Housing  286100
  Utilities  112100
  Transportation  109100
  Miscellaneous  97100


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Booming economy thanks to uncle sam and tech sector. Low rate of unemployment. High house prices to go with the... (read more)
Traffic Problem
This area is very bad for your health. The traffic is killing my back. I am trying to get... (read more)
Hot and Cold to extremes
it is hot and cold so be ready for extremes and great changes of... (read more)
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great place to live
Fairfax City has been named as a Great Small City in the past. It has a mix of the old & the new. The Civil war was fought in & around the city. George Mason Univ. has... (read more)
Traffic Makes the DC Metropolitan Area Unlivable
The DC Metropolitan area has some of the worst traffic in the country. If you're considering moving to this area, be sure to move as close to your workplace as... (read more)
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The schools are ecellent here. The climate is wonderful with four seasons, Spring and Fall being my favorites. People are friendly and welcoming and there is always... (read more)
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