Long Distance Moving Cost

How much does it cost to move state to state?

The average move for an local move is estimated to be around $1,150 while the average long distance moving price is about $5,000. Keep in mind professional movers tend to charge by the mileage rather than the time. Variables used in long distance moves:

  1. Mileage
  2. Shipment weight
  3. Rates
  4. Valuation and Insurance
  5. Add on service

Ex: Mark is relocating to Fort Lauderdale,Florida from Raleigh, NC. He has a 2 bed room apartment. The selected long distance moving company will take the tare weight and minus the weight of your shipment(at a weigh station). This determines shipment weight. Mark’s shipment weighs 4,500 lbs.  The distance between the two states are 781 mi.

Let’s say the moving company choose to charge $76.80 per mile. 781 x 76.80= $3, 456.

Currently mileage rates for gas $0.65 x 1,562= $1,015.30 (this is fuel incurred leaving and returning back to company origin).

Total estimated cost: $4,471.30

This is only an estimate.

 

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