Alexandria, Virginia gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 144.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 44.7 percent higher than the U.S. average and 38.9 percent lower than the average for Virginia.
A typical home costs $590,300, which is 74.6 percent more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 72.0 percent more expensive than the average Virginia home, at $343,200. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Alexandria costs $2,170 per month, which is 51.7 percent more than the national average of $1,430 and 35.5 percent more than the state average of $1,400.
To live comfortably in Alexandria, Virginia, a minimum annual income of $113,040 for a family, and $76,400 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Alexandria is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Alexandria, Virginia is more expensive.
Alexandria cost of living is 144.7