Arlington, VA Cost of Living


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Arlington cost of living score
164.3
More expensive
64.3% higher
than the US average
57.7% higher
than the Virginia average
Arlington, Virginia gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 164.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 64.3% higher than the U.S. average and 57.7% lower than the average for Virginia.

Arlington, VA

Housing costs in Arlington?
A typical home costs $750,500, which is 122.0% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 118.7% more expensive than the average Virginia home, at $343,200. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Arlington costs $2,340 per month, which is 63.6% more than the national average of $1,430 and 40.2% more than the state average of $1,400.

Can I afford Arlington?
To live comfortably in Arlington, Virginia, a minimum annual income of $143,640 for a family, and $82,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Arlington?
Arlington, Virginia is quickly becoming one of America's premier destinations for those looking for excellent quality-of-life without spending too much. Homeowners can select among various housing choices ranging from affordable single family homes to high end condos - while renters also have access to lots of great deals today as well. In addition, food and transportation costs are much lower than other major US cities - giving you more value for your dollar if you decide on Arlington as your home.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesArlingtonVirginiaUnited States
  164.3104.2100.0
  115.299.6100
  100.6103.1100.0
  269.4112.9100.0
  $750,500$343,200$338,100
  98.3%99.3%100.0%
  122.599.4100.0
  146.7113.7100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Lived here 17 years, amazing  More

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Resident for 20 years. There is nothing hidden about Arlington. It is an affluent inner suburb of DC with a highly educated, mostly professional, population. The  More

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We've lived in Arlington for the past 7 years, and have enjoyed it but would prefer a less expensive, more open area. We live in a townhouse in Rosslyn, close to the  More

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