Cost of Living

Charlottesville offers a cosmopolitan setting for graduate study with a significantly lower cost of living than many major U.S. cities.  When evaluating offers of living support from other programs, students should consider the relative value of a fellowship from the University of Virginia in the following locations.

Location
Increased Cost of Living*
Equivalent of $24,000 Doctoral Fellowship at UVA
Equivalent of $27,000 Doctoral Fellowship at UVA
Boston 36.72% $32,813 $36,914
Chicago 10.50% $22,101 $27,625
Los Angeles 24.70% $24,934 $31,175
New Haven 23.90% $24,775 $30,975
New York City 115.20% $43,042 $53,800
Oakland 30.10% $26,018 $32,525
Philadelphia 16.50% $23,294 $29,125
Providence 19.40% $23,876 $29,850
San Diego 25.60% $25,121 $31,400
San Francisco 56.30% $31,258 $39,075
Washington, DC 37.70% $27,533 $34,425

*Per CNN/Money cost-of-living calculator as of September 2016.