Cost of Living in Alexandria, District of Columbia

39%
higher than national avg.
148%
Housing
3%
Utilities
10%
Groceries
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Alexandria, District of Columbia's cost of living is 39% higher than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area. PayScale's Cost of Living Calculator can help you find out more about how your individual needs will factor in when beginning your research to figure out how much it would cost you to relocate.

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Cost of Living in Alexandria, District of Columbia by Expense Category

Housing, Utilities & Transportation
Alexandria's housing expenses are 148% higher than the national average and the utility prices are 3% lower than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 5% higher than the national average.
Median Home Price
$859,866
Median Rent
$2,694 / month
Energy Bill
$162.13 / month
Phone Bill
$172.82 / month
Gas
$2.73 / gallon
Food & Grocery
Alexandria has grocery prices that are 10% higher than the national average.
Loaf of Bread
$3.66
Gallon of Milk
$2.13
Carton of Eggs
$1.99
Bunch of Bananas
$3.70
Hamburger
$4.66
Healthcare
Healthcare in Alexandria is 3% lower than the national average.
Doctor's Visit
$106.84
Dentist Visit
$91.78
Optometrist Visit
$100.11
Rx Drug
$425.57
Veterinary Visit
$50.44