Throughout the state of Virginia, costs for care vary quite a bit. While the Fairfax County area has one of the highest averages at $6,000 a month, Harrisonburg is even higher at $6,286. Charlottesville is also close to the Fairfax County average, but about $107 less at $5,893 a month. The most affordable community for assisted living care in Virginia is Richmond, which averages $3,645 a month. In Virginia Beach, seniors pay an average of $4,365, while in Blacksburg on the southwest side of the state, the average drops to just $4,000. Many cities are close to the state’s average. In fact, in Staunton, assisted living costs the same as the state average, $4,850, while in Lynchburg, the cost is just a little more at $4,939.