Charlottesville, VA Cost of Living

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Charlottesville cost of living score
More expensive
5.2% higher
than the US average
1.0% higher
than the Virginia average
Charlottesville, Virginia gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 105.2, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 5.2% higher than the U.S. average and 1.0% lower than the average for Virginia.

Charlottesville, VA

Housing costs in Charlottesville?
A typical home costs $429,400, which is 27.0% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 25.1% more expensive than the average Virginia home, at $343,200. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Charlottesville costs $1,480 per month, which is 3.5% more than the national average of $1,430 and 5.4% more than the state average of $1,400.

Can I afford Charlottesville?
To live comfortably in Charlottesville, Virginia, a minimum annual income of $82,440 for a family, and $49,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Charlottesville?
Charlottesville, VA has an overall below average cost of living thanks largely in part to its affordable real estate values and taxes when compared other places within Virginia and the nation as a whole but can vary depending on neighborhood so one must shop around if they want the best deal available during their search for a place to call home here too.
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Over 3 years ago

I have lived in Charlottesville, Albemarle County for 25 years. It USED to be a decent place but in the past 10 years has gone downhill. Rent is TOO high, landlords are  More

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Over 3 years ago

Loved here for 7 years, lots of parks and close proximity to Shenandoah, but that’s where the positives end. High cost of living with extreme income inequality,  More

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Over 3 years ago

Charlottesville resident for 7 years. Plenty of parks, the Rivanna River and trail, and a short drive to Shenandoah National Park means plenty of opportunities for  More

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