Cost of living in Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.70
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.78
12 eggs, large $2.46
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $3.76
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.64
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.49
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,720
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,005
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $166
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $901
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $691
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $111
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $55
40” flat screen TV $397
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $98
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $41
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $85
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $100
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,537
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.50
Monthly ticket public transport $63
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $95
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.85
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.66
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.79
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.31
Tube of toothpaste $1.92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $15
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) $135
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $62
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.52
iPod nano 16GB $168
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.58
1 month of gym membership in business district $36
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $4.48
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 441 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: April 29, 2017.

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