Cost of Living

The U.S. Bureau of the Census relies on the Cost of Living Index, researched and provided by ACCRA, a nonprofit organization promoting excellence in research for economic and community development, for cost comparisons of over 300 U.S. cities.

The cost of living in Roanoke is considerably lower than in many localities in the United States, making it an affordable location to grow both business and family.

The cost of living composite index combines measures of basic living expenses of a given city, including housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services.

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  1. Composite Index
  2. Cost of Living in Roanoke

Composite Index

AreaComposite Index
Manhattan, NY245.0
Washington, DC162.1
Seattle, WA156.9
Boston, MA152.5
San Jose, CA150.8
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA148.4
Portland, OR133.1
Newark, NJ126.2
Chicago, IL121.6
Hartford, CT120.9
Portland, ME117.3
Wilmington, DE113.1
Denver, CO
Philadelphia, PA112.1
Minneapolis, MN106.9
Dallas, TX106.1
Las Vegas, NV105.2
Salt Lake City, UT
Ann Arbor, MI103.7
New Orleans, LA103.0
Atlanta, GA102.8
Pittsburgh, PA
US Average
Nashville, TN99.7
Asheville, NC99.4
Phoenix, AZ98.5
Boise, ID98.0
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC97.3
Cleveland, OH97.3
Detroit, MI97.3
Chattanooga, TN96.3
Greenville, SC95.9
Houston, TX95.7
Kansas City, MO-KS
Cedar Rapids, IA94.8
Orlando, FL94.3
Roanoke, VA

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Survey 2019