Cost of Living

Our economy is extremely stable and often immune to volatile market reactions. 

The  cost of living in Virginia Beach is below the national average and well below that of other metropolitan areas in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. 

In fact, according to a study performed by Old Dominion University, the typical household in Virginia Beach is "better off, economically speaking, than the typical household in New York City area." (Source: The State of the Region 2012, Old Dominion University)

 

 

Cost of Living Index

National Average = 100

Composite index 100.1
Grocery items 93.0
Housing 96.4
Utilities 110.2
Transportation 96.9
Health care 102.7
Miscellaneous goods and services 103.7

Source: Council for Community Economic Research Cost of Living Index, 2013 Annual Average Data