Dorset 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.
IndexDorsetVermontNational
Cost of living index127113100
IndexDorsetVermontNational
Goods & Services index118106100
Groceries index99109100
Health care index101107100
Housing index167115100
Transportation index115128100
Utilities index96123100

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  • The cost of living in Dorset is 12% higher than the Vermont average.
  • The cost of living in Dorset is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dorset is 67% higher than the national average.
  • Vermont general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Vermont state income tax is 60% higher 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$101,250$8,438$2,362$3,038
Renters$69,145$5,762$1,613$2,075

Vermont Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Vermont6%7%

Vermont Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Vermont3.55%8.95%

Goods & Services

ItemDorsetNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.40$14.595.5%
Beauty Salon $38.00$34.689.6%
Toothpaste $1.73$2.4730.1%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.35$9.8715.0%
Bowling $3.98$4.399.4%

Groceries

ItemDorsetNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$4.485.5%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.463.7%
Milk $2.35$2.360.3%
Potatoes $3.79$3.0623.8%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $9.69$8.6312.2%

Health Care

ItemDorsetNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.40$99.787.4%
Doctor $103.80$105.031.2%
Dentist $96.20$88.708.5%
Ibuprofen $9.23$9.411.9%
Lipitor $282.61$298.505.3%

Housing

ItemDorsetNational avg.Difference
Home Price $354,500.00$175,700.00101.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,315.97$1,081.0321.7%
Apartment Rent $775.00$920.0015.8%

Transportation

ItemDorsetNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.48$2.0918.4%
Tire Balancing $47.98$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemDorsetNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$174.50$170.802.2%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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.
Granville, NY2,54496-4%
Salem, NY83398-2%
Wells, VT3221022%
Wallingford, VT8131088%
Arlington, VT1,31111010%
Dorset, VT26912727%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Maywood, NE26981-19%
Colp, IL26978-22%
Petersham, MA26913434%
Waco, NE26985-15%
Seymour, IL26983-17%
Dorset, VT26912727%
Source: The Dorset, VT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.