Northeast cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexNortheastAlexandriaVirginia
Cost of living index155151108
IndexNortheastAlexandriaVirginia
Goods & Services index109109100
Groceries index11711796
Health care index107107100
Housing index262248130
Transportation index11011091
Utilities index103103101

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  • The cost of living in Northeast is 44% higher than the Alexandria average.
  • The cost of living in Northeast is 55% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Northeast is 162% higher than the national average.
  • Virginia general sales tax is 4% higher than the national average.
  • Virginia state income tax is 10% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$146,788$12,232$3,425$4,404

Virginia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Virginia5.3%6%

Virginia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Virginia2%5.75%

Goods & Services

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.11$16.0912.6%
Beauty Salon $62.00$37.3366.1%
Toothpaste $3.17$2.4529.7%
Shampoo $1.27$1.0026.6%
Movie $12.63$10.2822.8%
Bowling $5.45$4.9310.5%

Groceries

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$3.8011.6%
Fried Chicken $2.29$1.4063.7%
Milk $2.45$2.0121.9%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0122.4%
Pizza $10.49$9.896.1%
Beer $10.10$8.9013.5%

Health Care

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.25$102.166.8%
Doctor $122.58$108.3613.1%
Dentist $98.00$92.535.9%
Ibuprofen $9.83$9.285.9%
Lipitor $432.66$425.821.6%

Housing

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $520,700.00$184,700.00181.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,942.02$1,202.44144.7%
Apartment Rent $1,611.00$949.0069.8%

Transportation

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.45$2.249.0%
Tire Balancing $51.67$46.2911.6%

Utilities

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.97$165.9613.2%
Phone $34.95$28.6821.8%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rose Hill CDP (Lee County), VA70892-8%
Woodlawn CDP (Carroll County), VA2,24794-6%
Wakefield town, VA81097-3%
Belle Haven town, VA5621022%
Cottage City, MD1,20911010%
Alexandria, VA151,47315151%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pomona, CA151,80712525%
Escondido, CA149,91213131%
Lakewood, CO149,79311313%
Kansas City, KS149,75584-16%
Pasadena, TX153,28687-13%
Alexandria, VA151,47315151%
Source: The Northeast, Alexandria, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.