Cost of Living in Fairfax, VA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2582
$5978
🛋️ Without rent
$784
$2757
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1797
$3222
🍽️ Food
$580
$1508
🚐 Transport
$53.7
$144
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$6515
😀 Quality of life
75
🏙️ Population
24K

The average cost of living in Fairfax is $2582, which is in the top 1% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 113th out of 9294 in our global list, 98th out of 2202 in the United States, and 4th out of 34 in Virginia.

The median after-tax salary is $6515, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.5 months. Ranked 776th (TOP 8%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 129th best city to live in the United States, and 3rd most liveable city in Virginia. With an estimated population of 24K, Fairfax is the 1866th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 17 km Washington Dulles International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 7.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 132 George Washington University
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Prices in Fairfax

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.89
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.97
 Cappuccino
$4.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.27
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1982
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1550
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3563
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2874
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$67.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6840
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2873
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$57.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.83
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1794
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16746

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