Montross 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.
IndexMontrossVirginiaNational
Cost of living index98108100
IndexMontrossVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index10199100
Housing index97133100
Transportation index8893100
Utilities index111100100

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  • The cost of living in Montross is 9% lower than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Montross is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Montross is 3% 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$42,404$3,534$989$1,272
Renters$14,167$1,181$331$425

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

ItemMontrossNational 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

ItemMontrossNational 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

ItemMontrossNational 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

ItemMontrossNational avg.Difference
Home Price $185,600.00$175,700.005.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $876.77$1,081.0318.9%
Apartment Rent $715.00$920.0022.3%

Transportation

ItemMontrossNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.76$2.0915.8%
Tire Balancing $44.77$45.291.1%

Utilities

ItemMontrossNational 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.
Warsaw, VA1,22993-7%
Tappahannock, VA2,16196-4%
Rock Point, MD991066%
Colonial Beach, VA3,5511088%
Cobb Island, MD66211313%
Montross, VA52298-2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Union, IA52276-24%
Campton, KY52279-21%
Kimball, SD52281-19%
Saluda, VA52292-8%
Rolling Hills, WY52299-1%
Montross, VA52298-2%
Source: The Montross, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.