East Highland Park 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.
IndexEast Highland ParkVirginiaNational
Cost of living index96108100
IndexEast Highland ParkVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index10199100
Housing index89133100
Transportation index8893100
Utilities index111100100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in East Highland Park, VA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in East Highland Park, VA being 96, that puts it 12% lower than the average of Virginia and 4% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of East Highland Park, VA, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Virginia as well as 1% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Highland Park is 12% lower than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in East Highland Park is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Highland Park is 11% lower 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$54,876$4,573$1,280$1,646
Renters$32,370$2,698$755$971
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in East Highland Park, 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 East Highland Park, VA have a median income of $54,876. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,280 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $32,370, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $755.

Virginia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Virginia5.3%6%

Virginia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Virginia2%5.75%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in East Highland Park, 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

ItemEast Highland ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $35.40$34.682.1%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.0%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $5.93$4.3935.0%

Groceries

ItemEast Highland ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$4.483.5%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $2.15$2.368.8%
Potatoes $3.07$3.060.3%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $9.79$8.6313.4%

Health Care

ItemEast Highland ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $98.60$99.781.2%
Doctor $91.33$105.0313.0%
Dentist $95.28$88.707.4%
Ibuprofen $9.19$9.412.4%
Lipitor $324.24$298.508.6%

Housing

ItemEast Highland ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $145,200.00$175,700.0017.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $876.77$1,081.0318.9%
Apartment Rent $947.00$920.002.9%

Transportation

ItemEast Highland ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.76$2.0915.8%
Tire Balancing $44.77$45.291.1%

Utilities

ItemEast Highland ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.03$170.803.6%
Phone $34.01$28.2620.4%
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.
Montrose, VA7,68693-7%
Bensley, VA5,86593-7%
Bellwood, VA5,88994-6%
Dumbarton, VA8,34695-5%
Highland Springs, VA16,67396-4%
East Highland Park, VA14,23596-4%

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East Highland Park, VA14,23596-4%
Source: The East Highland Park, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.