Let’s face it, moving is often quite a stressful task. But, don’t let this discourage you! There are quite a few ways to make moving a bit less stressful for yourself, and understanding your local movers cost is definitely one of them. Since our job is to help you breathe a little easier, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to walk you through a local move!
First things first, when we talk about local moves, we refer to moves that occur within the same state. Now, here’s the money question –how much do local movers cost? Short answer is that on average the cost of a local move is around $1,170. To arrive to this number, companies often base their costs either on an hourly rate (≈$25 per hour/per mover), or on a flat rate.
But do note that there might be exceptions to this! If the distance is larger than 50 miles, is it likely that the mover might base its costs on the amount of pounds transported (≈$0.50 to $0.70 per pound) instead. Curious about the total weight of your move? Our nifty moving space calculator can help you calculate this!
We know this might sound a bit vague, but don’t worry, we got your back! 😉 To illustrate this better, we summarized the average moving costs for full-service local move based on distance and number of rooms moved in the table below.
|Distance||Studio||1-bedroom||2-bedrooms||3-bedrooms and up|
|<50 miles||$764 – $1,283||$1,283 – $1,743||$1,743 – $2,227||$2,690 – $5,469|
|≈100 miles||$794 – $1,342||$1,342 – $1,831||$1,831 – $2,342||$2,828 – $5,749|
|≈150 miles||$803 – $1,357||$1,357 – $1,853||$1,853 – $2,368||$2,856 – $5,787|
*Keep in mind that these prices are estimates of a full-service move. The less services you require, the lower the costs will be.
Tip!: The best way to estimate the costs of your local move is by requesting personalized quotes. Not sure how to request quotes? Just click the banner below and fill out our quote form —we’ll take care of the rest for you!
Fun-maybe-not-so-fun fact: Did you know there are several other factors that are involved in the calculation of your bill? Because we know this part can be a bit tricky, we’ve compiled a list with the most common factors that can have an effect on your local movers cost.
We all know that moving can cost a pretty penny, so why not find ways to save some money? Lucky for you, we’ve learned a few tricks along the way that can help you save on your move. 😉
We know reading about local moving costs isn’t necessarily anyone’s cup of tea. So, give yourself a pat in the back for making it to the end! 😉 Hopefully now you’re all set to continue planning your moving adventure. In case you still need an extra hand on this, we recommend checking out the pages linked below.