Blacksburg, VA Cost of Living


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Blacksburg cost of living score
89.6
Less expensive
10.4% lower
than the US average
14.0% lower
than the Virginia average
Blacksburg, Virginia gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 89.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 10.4% lower than the U.S. average and 14.0% lower than the average for Virginia.

Blacksburg, VA

Housing costs in Blacksburg?
A typical home costs $362,100, which is 7.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 5.5% more expensive than the average Virginia home, at $343,200. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Blacksburg costs $1,080 per month, which is 24.5% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 29.6% cheaper than the state average of $1,400.

Can I afford Blacksburg?
To live comfortably in Blacksburg, Virginia, a minimum annual income of $69,480 for a family, and $35,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Blacksburg?
The cost of living in Blacksburg, VA is quite affordable compared to other cities across the United States. With a median home value of $236,400 and an overall cost of living index score below the national average, it is no surprise that Blacksburg is a popular place to live. Groceries tend to be slightly more expensive than the U.S. average, but utilities such as electricity and natural gas are cheaper than most parts of the country. Additionally, low taxes also make Blacksburg a great place for those looking to save money or stretch their dollar further. Overall, the cost of living in Blacksburg is a great option for residents who want to keep their budget in check while still enjoying all that this vibrant college town has to offer.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesBlacksburgVirginiaUnited States
  89.6104.2100.0
  103.399.6100
  117.2103.1100.0
  103.9112.9100.0
  $362,100$343,200$338,100
  101.9%99.3%100.0%
  62.199.4100.0
  139.1113.7100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 8 years ago

Growing up I thought my city was the best thing since sliced bread. However, since moving to Blacksburg I have changed my tune. Amazing community and  More

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Over 13 years ago

Blacksburg is a very nice place overall, but like others has its pros and cons. It's a small, clean, quaint college town amid rural farmland and forested mountains. The  More

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Over 13 years ago

4 great seasons without  More

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