Cost of living in Richmond, Virginia, United States

Summary of cost of living in Richmond, Virginia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,642
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,867
  • Cost of living in Richmond, Virginia is cheaper than in 74% of cities in USA (48 out of 65)
  • Cost of living in Richmond, Virginia is cheaper than in 71% of cities in N. America (55 out of 77)
  • Cost of living in Richmond, Virginia is more expensive than in 58% of cities in the World (121 out of 285)

List of prices in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.77
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.81
12 eggs, large $2.46
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.05
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.46
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.54
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $1.79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.18
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,365
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,121
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $181
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,149
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $774
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $123
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $48
40” flat screen tv $313
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $118
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $47
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $103
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,511
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.68
Monthly ticket public transport $60
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $23
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $86
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.90
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.87
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.38
Tube of toothpaste $1.39
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $36
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $119
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $70
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.41
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district $36
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $4.81
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 108 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2020

Richmond position in our World Ranking

the world
121st
out of 285
n. america
55th
out of 77
usa
48th
out of 65

Cheapest and most expensive products in Richmond compared to other cities:

n. america
1st
usa
0th
usa
2nd

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