Roanoke, VA Cost of Living

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Roanoke cost of living score
Less expensive
19.1% lower
than the US average
22.4% lower
than the Virginia average
Roanoke, Virginia gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 80.9, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 19.1% lower than the U.S. average and 22.4% lower than the average for Virginia.

Roanoke, VA

Housing costs in Roanoke?
A typical home costs $225,600, which is 33.3% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 34.3% less expensive than the average Virginia home, at $343,200. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Roanoke costs $960 per month, which is 32.9% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 45.8% cheaper than the state average of $1,400.

Can I afford Roanoke?
To live comfortably in Roanoke, Virginia, a minimum annual income of $43,200 for a family, and $31,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Roanoke?
Roanoke provides you with an attractive option for cost-effective living found somewhere within Virginia's Roanoke City consisting of median property values standing firmly around $214K and rent often comes in a bit closer to $960 respectively - both considerably lower compared to some other nearby towns like Salem or Cave Spring positioned further up north. Groceries equally stay just below US averages due largely to local taxes & regulations while sales tax equates out to 6%.
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Over 2 years ago

I’ve lived in Roanoke for 15 years, so I hope this comment can help those planning on moving here. Roanoke isn’t bad if you consider Roanoke county and Salem. Sure,  More

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I've lived here from 2 years and, goddamn, these people are stupid af. If I here coronavirus is a hoax and and fat people making comments at me for wearing a damn mask  More

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I was born and raised in Roanoke County (Oak Grove subdivision), departing in 1989 for a job in Texas. So my perspective on the area is dated, but might be valuable as  More

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