Manchester 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.
IndexManchesterVermontNational
Cost of living index119111100
IndexManchesterVermontNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index108112100
Health care index99105100
Housing index156112100
Transportation index105112100
Utilities index98119100

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  • The cost of living in Manchester is 8% higher than the Vermont average.
  • The cost of living in Manchester is 19% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Manchester is 56% 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$77,222$6,435$1,802$2,317
Renters$16,411$1,368$383$492

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

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.11$16.0918.8%
Beauty Salon $30.79$37.3317.5%
Toothpaste $2.86$2.4517.0%
Shampoo $1.14$1.0014.3%
Movie $12.14$10.2818.1%
Bowling $4.11$4.9316.7%

Groceries

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.56$3.8020.0%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.400.5%
Milk $2.32$2.0115.4%
Potatoes $3.72$3.0123.7%
Pizza $8.59$9.8913.1%
Beer $9.86$8.9010.8%

Health Care

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.72$102.162.4%
Doctor $102.72$108.365.2%
Dentist $93.90$92.531.5%
Ibuprofen $9.41$9.281.5%
Lipitor $425.19$425.820.1%

Housing

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $371,000.00$184,700.00100.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,412.96$1,202.4417.5%
Apartment Rent $476.00$949.0049.8%

Transportation

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.244.6%
Tire Balancing $48.83$46.295.5%

Utilities

ItemManchesterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$149.27$165.9610.1%
Phone $31.34$28.689.3%
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.
Salem, NY70491-9%
Arlington, VT1,3071066%
Manchester Center, VT2,23211414%
Dorset, VT25512828%
Manchester, VT73111919%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
North Philipsburg, PA73187-13%
Superior village, WI7311000%
Pahoa, HI73113535%
Hayden Lake, ID73113030%
Coward, SC73189-11%
Manchester, VT73111919%
Source: The Manchester, VT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.