Bealeton 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.
IndexBealetonVirginiaNational
Cost of living index120109100
IndexBealetonVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index117100100
Groceries index11595100
Health care index98101100
Housing index144133100
Transportation index10893100
Utilities index90100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Bealeton, VA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Bealeton, VA enjoy a cost of living index of 120. This index is 11% higher than the Virginia average, and 20% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Bealeton, VA, the average cost of goods and services is 17% higher than it is in Virginia, and it is 17% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Bealeton is 11% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Bealeton is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bealeton is 44% 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)
Owners$94,495$7,875$2,205$2,835
Renters$53,083$4,424$1,239$1,593
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Bealeton, VA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Bealeton, VA have a median income of $94,495. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,205 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $53,083, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,239.

Virginia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Virginia5.3%6%

Virginia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Virginia2%5.75%
The Virginia sales tax and Virginia income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Bealeton, VA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Virginia sales tax is 5.3% and the maximum surtax is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Virginia income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemBealetonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.83$15.5633.8%
Beauty Salon $58.39$36.1161.7%
Toothpaste $2.89$2.4716.9%
Shampoo $0.88$0.968.5%
Movie $12.00$10.1318.5%
Bowling $5.45$4.7415.1%

Groceries

ItemBealetonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.72$3.986.6%
Fried Chicken $1.79$1.4127.2%
Milk $2.35$2.0613.7%
Potatoes $3.81$2.9827.9%
Pizza $9.79$9.473.3%
Beer $9.99$8.7913.6%

Health Care

ItemBealetonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.83$101.0425.9%
Doctor $96.39$107.4410.3%
Dentist $93.78$90.423.7%
Ibuprofen $8.92$9.283.8%
Lipitor $443.00$426.503.9%

Housing

ItemBealetonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $256,400.00$175,700.0045.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,698.56$1,133.23138.1%
Apartment Rent $1,295.00$920.0040.8%

Transportation

ItemBealetonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$1.9910.6%
Tire Balancing $46.05$45.760.6%

Utilities

ItemBealetonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.47$163.8113.6%
Phone $27.32$28.393.8%
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.
Calverton, VA17511010%
Remington, VA4991088%
Culpeper, VA16,9681044%
Bull Run, VA14,57011616%
Midland, VA22911616%
Bealeton, VA4,52112020%

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Berlin, MD4,5201066%
Ardsley, NY4,51916868%
Bealeton, VA4,52112020%
Source: The Bealeton, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.