Fort Chiswell 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.
IndexFort ChiswellVirginiaNational
Cost of living index91108100
IndexFort ChiswellVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index97100100
Groceries index9294100
Health care index10899100
Housing index72133100
Transportation index9993100
Utilities index106100100

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  • The cost of living in Fort Chiswell is 16% lower than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Fort Chiswell is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fort Chiswell is 28% 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$42,250$3,521$986$1,268
Renters$31,613$2,634$738$948

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

ItemFort ChiswellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.55$14.597.1%
Beauty Salon $30.96$34.6810.7%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.9%
Shampoo $0.96$1.026.1%
Movie $10.02$9.871.5%
Bowling $4.69$4.396.8%

Groceries

ItemFort ChiswellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.29$4.484.2%
Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4622.8%
Milk $1.57$2.3633.4%
Potatoes $3.03$3.061.0%
Pizza $9.21$9.240.4%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemFort ChiswellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.26$99.787.5%
Doctor $105.00$105.030.0%
Dentist $105.00$88.7018.4%
Ibuprofen $8.89$9.415.5%
Lipitor $312.47$298.504.7%

Housing

ItemFort ChiswellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $136,300.00$175,700.0022.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.01$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $556.00$920.0039.6%

Transportation

ItemFort ChiswellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.3%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemFort ChiswellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$146.87$170.8014.0%
Phone $37.99$28.2634.4%
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.
Allisonia, VA15698-2%
Max Meadows, VA32273-27%
Hiwassee, VA16977-23%
Ivanhoe, VA45082-18%
Pulaski, VA8,99386-14%
Fort Chiswell, VA86091-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Gurley, AL86088-12%
Rosendale, WI86097-3%
Andover, NY86091-9%
San Rafael, NM86087-13%
Buras, LA86082-18%
Fort Chiswell, VA86091-9%
Source: The Fort Chiswell, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.