Ettrick 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 index93109100
Goods & Services index97100100
Groceries index9395100
Health care index105101100
Housing index85133100
Transportation index9593100
Utilities index99100100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Ettrick, VA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Virginia the cost of living index in Ettrick, VA is 93, which is 14% lower than the average in Virginia and compared to the national average it is 7% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Ettrick, VA goods and services come in at 3% lower than the average in Virginia and are 3% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Ettrick is 14% lower than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Ettrick is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ettrick is 15% 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

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Ettrick, VA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Ettrick, VA homeowners, is $59,485. This would allow for a maximum of $1,388 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $26,458 which would result in a maximum of $617 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Ettrick, 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

ItemEttrickNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.67$15.5619.9%
Beauty Salon $36.33$36.110.6%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.1%
Shampoo $0.88$0.968.5%
Movie $10.96$10.138.3%
Bowling $5.49$4.7415.9%


ItemEttrickNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$3.980.3%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4121.3%
Milk $1.49$2.0628.0%
Potatoes $2.57$2.9813.8%
Pizza $8.46$9.4710.7%
Beer $9.40$8.796.9%

Health Care

ItemEttrickNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $98.96$101.042.1%
Doctor $95.17$107.4411.4%
Dentist $112.80$90.4224.8%
Ibuprofen $8.67$9.286.6%
Lipitor $403.57$426.505.4%


ItemEttrickNational avg.Difference
Home Price $141,400.00$175,700.0019.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $983.91$1,133.2313.2%
Apartment Rent $864.00$920.006.1%


ItemEttrickNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$1.995.6%
Tire Balancing $43.47$45.765.0%


ItemEttrickNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$146.74$163.8110.4%
Phone $31.66$28.3911.5%
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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Hopewell, VA22,37591-9%
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Bellwood, VA5,88992-8%
Ettrick, VA5,66093-7%

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Source: The Ettrick, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.