Local moving or moving within the state also called intra state is cheaper than long distance or interstate moving. Local moving involves travelling smaller distance. Though the job of packing, loading and unloading remains the same, the distance travelled is the defining factor when it comes to difference between the two.
Local moving usually does not involve moving vehicles and automobiles as the customer himself drives it to new destination. Also moving intracity one does not usually have to worry about paying Toll Taxes at borders. Shifting locally also does not require much hassle in moving Gas or telephone connections to the new house.
Long distance on the other hand is more expensive as it involves travelling between states and the cost can be considerable. The moving also involves automobiles as it is unlikely that the customer would usually want to drive his own two or four wheeler all the way to the new state and city. This also adds to the cost.