How Much Does It Cost to Move?

Most local moves cost less than $2,500. You’ll pay more for longer distances or heavier loads.
Abby Badach Doyle
By Abby Badach Doyle 
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Edited by Alice Holbrook Reviewed by Michelle Blackford

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It’s exciting to start a new chapter in a new place. Whether your next step is renting or buying, chances are you’ll have to budget for a move to get you there.

The average cost of a move varies widely. What you’ll pay depends on factors, such as:

  • The distance you’re moving.

  • The size of your home and the amount of stuff you’re moving.

  • Whether you’ll hire professional movers or rent a truck and do it yourself.

Here’s how to estimate moving costs and avoid any surprises.

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