Broadlands 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.
Cost of living index151108100
Goods & Services index92100100
Groceries index11394100
Health care index8699100
Housing index274133100
Transportation index10893100
Utilities index101100100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Broadlands, VA is displayed above. In Broadlands, VA, the overall cost of living index is 151, which is 40% higher than the Virginia average and 51% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Broadlands, VA, the city's goods and services are 8% lower than the Virginia average and 8% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Broadlands is 40% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Broadlands is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Broadlands is 174% 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)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Broadlands, VA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Broadlands, VA has a median income of about $176,063 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $4,108 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $101,875. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $2,377 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Virginia Sales Tax

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Virginia Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Broadlands, VA is the Virginia sales tax and Virginia income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Virginia sales tax rate is 5.3% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Virginia income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemBroadlandsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.75$14.597.9%
Beauty Salon $47.00$34.6835.5%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.94$9.8721.0%
Bowling $5.30$4.3920.7%


ItemBroadlandsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.99$4.4833.2%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $2.65$2.3612.4%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.59$8.630.5%

Health Care

ItemBroadlandsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.67$99.7828.2%
Doctor $64.00$105.0339.1%
Dentist $81.75$88.707.8%
Ibuprofen $10.83$9.4115.1%
Lipitor $293.64$298.501.6%


ItemBroadlandsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $534,000.00$175,700.00203.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,313.93$1,081.03114.0%
Apartment Rent $1,872.00$920.00103.5%


ItemBroadlandsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%


ItemBroadlandsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.68$170.804.6%
Phone $26.86$28.264.9%
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.

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Sterling, VA29,01612121%
University Center, VA3,96712020%
Germantown, MD88,71712222%
Broadlands, VA13,13815151%

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Broadlands, VA13,13815151%
Source: The Broadlands, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.