The cost of living index of Virginia Beach Metro Area (VA-NC) was 98 for all in 2016.

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The cost of living index measures the difference in the price levels of goods and services across regions. The average cost of living index in the U.S. is 100, with higher values corresponding to costlier goods and services. Data is available for U.S. states and metropolitan areas.

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Economy and Cost of Living Datasets Involving Virginia Beach Metro Area (VA-NC)

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    Operating Expense Budget Virginia Beach | Last Updated 2019-05-28T16:09:59.000Z

    Expenditure Budget for the City of Virginia Beach

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    Virginia Beach Demographics | Last Updated 2017-10-12T13:51:45.000Z

    This dataset provides demographic information from the American Community Survey about residents of Virginia Beach. This data was originally provided in the executive summary of the City of Virginia Beach’s Operating Budget.

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    Beach Water Quality Test Results | Last Updated 2019-06-12T20:41:16.000Z

    This dataset provides water quality results from tests conducted weekly at fixed locations by the Department of Public Health during the swimming season (May-September). 10 ml samples of beach water are diluted with 90 ml of deionized water for a total sample volume of 100 ml. The samples are then tested for enterococci bacteria and if levels exceed 104 colony forming units (cfu)/ 100 ml of water, a swimming advisory is issued. If a swimming advisory is issued, the site is tested daily until bacteria levels are below the 10 cfu threshold.

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    Police Incident Reports | Last Updated 2019-06-16T05:45:40.000Z

    This dataset includes information about incidents where the police department responds to an offense and a report of crime is generated. This dataset excludes incidents assigned to 14 of the 152 Incident Based Reporting Codes (IBR). The specific IBR codes excluded are: 'runaway', 'death investigation', 'death, accidental', 'death, drowning', 'death, suicide', 'death, auto fatality', 'attempted suicide', 'officer involved shooting, death', 'officer involved shooting, no death', 'missing person', 'lost property', 'habitual offender', 'other non-reportable offenses', and 'SVU information only'.

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    Citizen Satisfaction Survey | Last Updated 2018-03-05T16:05:46.000Z

    Multi-Year Citizen Satisfaction Survey results

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    Polling Locations | Last Updated 2019-04-17T20:40:45.000Z

    This dataset includes all the polling locations throughout Virginia Beach.

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    Building Permit Applications | Last Updated 2019-06-15T07:15:35.000Z

    This dataset provides information from the City of Virginia Beach Planning Department’s Permits Division. It includes all building permit application activity, including the location and current status of each application, within the City of Virginia Beach.

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    Property Sales | Last Updated 2019-06-10T05:31:02.000Z

    This dataset contains assessment and sales information about all properties sold in Virginia Beach since….