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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
re: Move to Richmond or deal with frigid Minnesota
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Move to Richmond or deal with frigid Minnesota?
I am considering moving to Richmond but I wondering about the job market there?? Also, I am considering going back to college. Does anyone have any good... (read more)
Commute From Richmond To DC Now Much Better
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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2015 - Negative vibes and a culture of mediocrity
I've lived in Richmond for 7 months now after being forced to move here from Dallas-Fort Worth due to health issues. Before that, I lived in Los Angeles-Orange County... (read more)
Terrible Place to Live
Hands down this is one of the worst places I've ever lived or even visited. There is nothing to do here, the people are not friendly and the endless number of transient... (read more)
re: Richmond - 7/24/2014
I think this comment is very telling. Yes, if you want to live in the "Western Suburbs" and not be part of the city, life in Richmond is tolerable, but not very... (read more)
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