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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 Reston, Virginia is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Reston, Virginia is more expensive.

Overall, Reston, Virginia cost of living is 153.00.

  COST OF LIVINGReston, VirginiaUnited States
  Overall  153100
  Grocery  113.1100
  Health  101100
  Housing  256100
  Utilities  110100
  Transportation  106100
  Miscellaneous  99100


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Hot, humid summers
Summers are hot and... (read more)
Reston way of life
My wife and I moved to Reston from New Orleans some 18 months ago. The amenities in Reston abound. As a planned urban development, greenspaces dominate with abundant... (read more)
Has decreased in test scores over the past four... (read more)
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Many bike and walking trails
There is a vast network of bike and walking trails thoughout the city and neighborhoods. 40% of the city is slated to remain green so there are many trees, parks and... (read more)
Good and Bad
We've lived and owned a townhouse in Reston for 4 1/2 years, and lived in Chantilly for 4 years prior to that. It has good and bad points. First the good: variety of... (read more)
Actually we live in Potomac Falls, but that isn't
We like it here a lot, the downfall of course is traffic. Driving 16 miles to Tysons Corner could take you 20 minutes at 6am or 1.5 hours if you leave at 7am. So be... (read more)
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