Seminary Hill 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.
IndexSeminary HillAlexandriaVirginia
Cost of living index133151109
IndexSeminary HillAlexandriaVirginia
Goods & Services index113113100
Groceries index10610695
Health care index107107101
Housing index187247133
Transportation index11411493
Utilities index102102100

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  • The cost of living in Seminary Hill is 22% higher than the Alexandria average.
  • The cost of living in Seminary Hill is 33% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Seminary Hill is 87% 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$94,450$7,871$2,204$2,834

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 $21.06$15.5635.3%
Beauty Salon $68.19$36.1188.9%
Toothpaste $2.99$2.4720.9%
Shampoo $1.19$0.9623.0%
Movie $12.77$10.1326.1%
Bowling $5.45$4.7415.1%

Groceries

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.75$3.985.9%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.4%
Milk $2.31$2.0612.1%
Potatoes $3.06$2.982.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $9.89$8.7912.5%

Health Care

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.58$101.044.4%
Doctor $119.88$107.4411.6%
Dentist $99.36$90.429.9%
Ibuprofen $9.73$9.284.8%
Lipitor $426.15$426.500.1%

Housing

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $494,400.00$175,700.00181.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,535.22$1,133.23123.7%
Apartment Rent $1,520.00$920.0065.2%

Transportation

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.999.8%
Tire Balancing $57.10$45.7624.8%

Utilities

ItemAlexandriaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.21$163.8113.8%
Phone $34.95$28.3923.1%
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.
Woodlawn, VA2,08294-6%
Cottage City, MD1,0701088%
Belle Haven, VA3761033%
Capitol Heights, MD4,45211414%
Silver Hill, MD5,33511414%
Alexandria, VA146,42215151%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Paterson, NJ146,34111919%
Bridgeport, CT146,68011515%
Cary, NC146,04111919%
Sunnyvale, CA145,92119595%
Lakewood, CO145,88011010%
Alexandria, VA146,42215151%
Source: The Seminary Hill, Alexandria, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.