Dahlgren 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.
IndexDahlgrenVirginiaNational
Cost of living index114108100
IndexDahlgrenVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index98100100
Groceries index11294100
Health care index9499100
Housing index137133100
Transportation index12193100
Utilities index98100100

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  • The cost of living in Dahlgren is 5% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Dahlgren is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dahlgren is 37% 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$103,981$8,665$2,426$3,120
Renters$56,214$4,685$1,312$1,687

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

ItemDahlgrenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $53.25$34.6853.5%
Toothpaste $2.24$2.479.4%
Shampoo $1.02$1.020.2%
Movie $12.71$9.8728.8%
Bowling $5.38$4.3922.5%

Groceries

ItemDahlgrenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.49$4.4822.0%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4613.4%
Milk $2.68$2.3613.7%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.29$8.637.6%

Health Care

ItemDahlgrenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.50$99.7826.3%
Doctor $87.20$105.0317.0%
Dentist $86.40$88.702.6%
Ibuprofen $11.38$9.4120.9%
Lipitor $293.64$298.501.6%

Housing

ItemDahlgrenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $259,700.00$175,700.0047.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,743.63$1,081.03153.8%
Apartment Rent $1,026.00$920.0011.5%

Transportation

ItemDahlgrenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.59$2.0923.8%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemDahlgrenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.80$170.801.8%
Phone $27.32$28.263.3%
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.
Port Tobacco Village, MD51044%
Port Royal, VA14283-17%
Rock Point, MD991066%
Quantico Base, VA6,6561088%
King George, VA4,9711088%
Dahlgren, VA3,05911414%

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Sharpes, FL3,05982-18%
Semmes, AL3,05991-9%
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Pomona, NY3,06016363%
Beechwood Trails, OH3,05897-3%
Dahlgren, VA3,05911414%
Source: The Dahlgren, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.