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

Overall, Richmond, Virginia cost of living is 95.40.

  COST OF LIVINGRichmond, VirginiaUnited States
  Overall  95100
  Grocery  102.3100
  Health  115100
  Housing  79100
  Utilities  105100
  Transportation  100100
  Miscellaneous  102100


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There are tons of us commuting daily from Richmond (a great place to live) to the DC metro area (better paying jobs). Most of us have tried all the options to see which... (read more)
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Overrated City
Do not like this city and living here at all. People like to hype it up just because it's the capital city. Sure, it's got some arts and culture, but I don't consider... (read more)
Nothing good
I never had a negative a word to say about Virginia since I moved here 13 years ago, until this last year when I moved to Richmond. In a nutshell; rude and mean people,... (read more)
Update -- Negative Vibes
This is the original poster of the February 2016 review, and I'd like to give an update after several months. After reading over my initial review, I realize it's... (read more)
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