Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp 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.
IndexDeep Creek West-Dismal SwampChesapeakeVirginia
Cost of living index120117108
IndexDeep Creek West-Dismal SwampChesapeakeVirginia
Goods & Services index110110100
Groceries index10410496
Health care index114114100
Housing index145135130
Transportation index10610691
Utilities index113113101

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  • The cost of living in Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp is 11% higher than the Chesapeake average.
  • The cost of living in Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp is 45% 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$71,133$5,928$1,660$2,134

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

ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$16.0925.4%
Beauty Salon $35.00$37.336.2%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.450.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.001.7%
Movie $11.00$10.287.0%
Bowling $6.25$4.9326.7%

Groceries

ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.12$3.8018.0%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.409.1%
Milk $2.05$2.011.9%
Potatoes $3.34$3.0111.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.63$8.903.0%

Health Care

ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.67$102.165.4%
Doctor $128.89$108.3618.9%
Dentist $113.78$92.5323.0%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.283.1%
Lipitor $432.03$425.821.5%

Housing

ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $256,500.00$184,700.0038.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,193.99$1,202.440.7%
Apartment Rent $1,180.00$949.0024.3%

Transportation

ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.241.7%
Tire Balancing $53.33$46.2915.2%

Utilities

ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.28$165.9612.2%
Phone $33.07$28.6815.3%
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.
Portsmouth, VA96,0711055%
Norfolk, VA245,7241088%
Suffolk, VA87,06111313%
Moyock, NC3,36812020%
Chesapeake, VA233,19411717%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Irving, TX232,01396-4%
Scottsdale, AZ234,49512424%
Garland, TX234,81094-6%
Hialeah, FL235,6261011%
North Las Vegas, NV230,43699-1%
Chesapeake, VA233,19411717%
Source: The Deep Creek West-Dismal Swamp, Chesapeake, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.