Cost of Living


 Metro/Micro Urban Area and State    100% Composite Index    13% Grocery Items    29% Housing    10% Utilities    9% Transportation   4% Health Care    35% Misc. Goods and Services  
 Harrisonburg VA  99.5 96.3 104.1 102.1 90.6 100.5 99.6

Waynesboro Micro 

92.7

93.1

88.2

103.0

94.1

94.6

92.2

Lexington-Buena Vista - Rockbridge VA   92.4 94.5 92.0 103.0 94.4 89.0 88.3
 Charlottesville VA   102.4 98.3 109.7 89.2 98.7 95.8 104.6
 Richmond VA   100.6 101.0 87.0 107.2 98.6 103.2 109.3
 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC 139.6 111.7 249.4 97.0 103.7 98.9 97.4
 Raleigh-Cary NC   94.6 103.0 80.1 103.9 101.7 104.7 95.5
 
 
 

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.