As of 2014, the average cost of moving to a new location is approximately $1,170 for a local move, according to U.S. News & World Report, while long-distance and out-of-state moves average $5,630. Costs of a move include hiring professional movers, boxes and other moving supplies, and gas.
A major factor that adds to the final cost of moving is when temporary storage is required. This often occurs if the new home isn't ready, but the family members must move from the old home. Storage is an average of $95 to $155 a month for a standard storage unit or up to $180 for one that features climate control. The costs of moving tend to go up when the move drags out due to unexpected circumstances.