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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.

Fairfax, Virginia cost of living is 158.60.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGFairfax, VirginiaUnited States
  Overall  159100
  Grocery  113.9100
  Health  101100
  Housing  273100
  Utilities  107100
  Transportation  108100
  Miscellaneous  98100

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Poor Quality Housing; Nightmarish Highway System

Living in Fairfax, or any of the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC, means dealing with highways that are a Gordian knot of converging lanes and overpasses, making long... (Read More)




The Cost of living here is high. Though the standard of living is also high, unless you're making over 50,000/year, it's difficult to both live and build any sort of... (Read More)



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)



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