Cost of Living


 Metro/Micro Urban Area and State    100% Composite Index    13% Grocery Items    28% Housing    10% Utilities    11% Transportation   4% Health Care    33% Misc. Goods and Services  
 Harrisonburg VA  98.7 97.9 96.5 103.6 88.6 101.3 101.8

Staunton/Waynesboro Metro

92.1

91.8

89.5

104.3

88.7

91.1

91.8

Lexington-Buena Vista - Rockbridge VA   97.1 92.0 92.1 104.8 94.2 97.9 101.4
 Charlottesville VA   107 108 109.3 86.5 92.3 111.6 114.1
 Richmond VA   95.2 90.1 88.3 105 93.1 105.8 99.3
 Alexandria VA 143.2 122.2 229.7 100.1 108.5 106.3 109.4
Arlington VA 141.6 121 227.3 87.9 99.4 97.7 114.2
 
 
 

The ACCRA 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 nonmetropolitan equals 100, and 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 participants change quarterly. The ACCRA Cost of Living Index is a based on nearly 100,000 data points gathered primarily by ACCRA members located in 400 cities.