• Cost of Living


The affordability of Virginia’s New River Valley is one of the many reasons that people choose to live, work, and do business in the region. Residents enjoy an excellent quality of life and a below average cost of living.

Use the calculator below to compare the cost of living in Virginia’s New River Valley to your current location.  The data used in this calculator is from the Cost of Living Index.  Learn more at coli.org.

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