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Cost of Living - Composite Index

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.

COST OF LIVING CALCULATOR


Composite Index    Cost of Living Index, Roanoke, VA
Brooklyn, NY   181.8     Composite 88.1  
Washington, DC
  155.5
    Grocery 87.3  
Oakland, CA
  149.2
    Housing 81.7  
San Jose, CA
  148.9
    Utilities 95.4  
Seattle, WA
  148.8
    Transportation 87.9  
Boston, MA
  147.9
    Health 101.0  
San Diego, CA
  145.9     Miscellaneous 90.0  
Stamford, CT
  142.0
   

 
Chicago, IL
  123.4
     
   
Newark, NJ   122.9    

 
Philadelphia, PA   117.0    

 
Denver, CO
  111.8
   

 
Albany, NY   107.3    

 
Minneapolis, MN
  104.7
   

 
Las Vegas, NV   102.4    

 
Charleston, SC
  103.9
   

 
Ann Arbor, MI
  103.4
         
US Average
  100.0
         
Harrisburg, PA
  99.3
         
Fort Worth, TX
  99.1
         
Atlanta, GA
  98.8
         
Houston, TX
  98.1
         
Austin, TX
  97.3
         
Milwaukee, WI
  97.1
         
Asheville, NC
  96.9          
Salt Lake City, UT
  96.9
         
Chattanooga, TN
  96.9
         
Morgantown, WA
  95.7
         
Huntsville, AL
  95.1
         
Phoenix. AZ
  94.8
         
Jacksonville, FL
  94.6
         
Greenville, SC
  94.5
         
Chapel Hill, NC   93.9    

 
Sioux Falls, SD
  93.0
   

 
Kansas City, MO-KS 91.4    

 
Dayton, OH   90.8    

 
Roanoke, VA
  88.1
         
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Survey 2017