Cost of Living in Richmond

Summary about cost of living in Richmond, VA, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 10.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 50.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 7.00-9.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 $ 3.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 5.00-12.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.62 $ 2.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 $ 1.80-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 $ 1.50-2.20
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.75 $ 2.25-3.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.19 $ 1.20-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.36 $ 0.89-1.99
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.50 $ 0.68-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.22 $ 3.50-8.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.93 $ 1.49-4.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.50 $ 4.00-6.99
Apples (1 lb) 1.98 $ 0.97-2.29
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.35-0.97
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 $ 0.79-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.73 $ 0.50-2.50
Potato (1 lb) 0.87 $ 0.29-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.01 $ 0.50-1.60
Lettuce (1 head) 1.49 $ 0.80-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.87 $ 1.40-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 6.99-12.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.95 $ 1.43-4.27
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.30 $ 2.00-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.30 $ 5.50-8.50
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 $ 30.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.50-8.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.50-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 22.50-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.35 $ 1.81-2.89
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,945.00 $ 21,866.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,636.88 $ 19,000.00-22,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 151.03 $ 75.00-217.22
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.06-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.42 $ 50.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.56 $ 12.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.33 $ 5.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 12.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 831.25 $ 500.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,250.00 $ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.00 $ 35.00-70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.38 $ 19.99-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.17 $ 59.00-99.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.00 $ 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,166.89 $ 1,000.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 965.61 $ 800.00-1,067.25
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,986.12 $ 1,600.00-3,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,708.71 $ 1,400.00-2,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 386.12 $ 185.00-790.97
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 122.33 $ 109.93-155.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,596.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.60 2.29-4.25

Prices in Richmond, Virginia

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Last update: June 2021
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6 Comments so far
Philip Coffman on Apr 02, 2019:
This site was once easy to use. WTF did you do to it?
C. Rob on Mar 29, 2019:
I am in agreement. City of Richmond and Henrico County utilities are out or control. I have resided in five states and this is the worst. Hold on to your pay records because i'm certain at some point residents will be receiving refunds because something is just not right!
Austin on Mar 21, 2019:
I would really like to know what the price of water in Richmond would be. I have lived in Richmond for my entire life but don't know approximately what I am paying for the necessary resource that we, as human beings call water.
Bill Lemmond on Oct 16, 2018:
You will never get a significant response on utilities based on floor area of a dwelling, in the US, asking us to pick from a dropdown menu where all the choices are measured in square meters. We don't even calculate housing by square yards. I'm almost 60, and all I've ever seen or heard are measures in square feet. I am able and willing to do the very simple math and divide my home's square footage by 9, for a rough approximation of square meters. But from my experience of people, most of them won't bother.

I really am sorry the US hasn't gone metric. I think it shows a basic lack of maturity and considerable selfishness. But there it is.
#mb on Sep 13, 2018:
#val c

"12 eggs cost near 5 dollars if you want to eat "real" eggs."

lol, wut? I've lived in Richmond for almost 20 years. The last time we went to buy eggs at Aldi it was $.70 for a dozen.
val c on Jul 15, 2018:
I live in Richmond since 2 years and I completely disagree with the prices written here. 12 eggs cost near 5 dollars if you want to eat "real" eggs.
A restaurant with 3 meals is 35 dollars minimum with 2 meals , the tip 20% is forgotten also. 1 meal is 15 to 20 dollars without tip.
TAXI 1 HOUR IS NOT 10 DOLLARS.!! 20 minutes of taxi Uber to go from downtown to the airport is 17 dollars (1 week ago)!
Globally, the price written are 30 to 70 %less than the reality.
Perhaps low cost Walmart is the reference ?