Cost of Living

Cost of Living Index -- 2017 Q3


Metro/Micro
Urban Area and State  
 100% Composite Index    13.61% Grocery Items    27.59% Housing    10.06% Utilities    9.59% Transportation   4.00% Health Care    35.15% Misc. Goods & Services  
Harrisonburg VA Metro
Harrisonburg VA
97.4 96.3 95.0 104.1 86.0 102.8 100.4

Staunton-Waynesboro VA Metro
Staunton-Augusta County VA

93.6

91.7

90.0

105.0

88.8

89.4

95.6

NonMetro US
Lexington-Bueno Vista-Rockbridge VA
95.2 87.1 87.0 105.1 93.4 99.3 102.1
Charlottesville VA  Metro
Charlottesville VA
106.3 104.9 106.8 102.8 76.6 108.8 115.4
Richmond VA Metro
Richmond VA
96.0 86.3 88.0 107.7 88.4 109.8 103.2
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Division
Alexandria VA   
Arlington VA

145.1
146.1

115.8
112.3

238.4
239.8

105.1
92.7

112.1
110.8

105.5
98.5

108.2
116.1
The index is compiled by C2ER - The Council for Community and Economic Research www.c2er.org
 
 
The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) produces the Cost of Living Index to
provide a useful and accurate measure of living cost differences among urban areas. The Cost
of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating
areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals
100. Each participant’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places. The index
does not measure inflation, and data from different quarters cannot be compared because the
number and mix of participants change quarterly.