Opal 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.
IndexOpalVirginiaNational
Cost of living index124109100
IndexOpalVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index117100100
Groceries index11595100
Health care index98101100
Housing index156133100
Transportation index10893100
Utilities index90100100

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  • The cost of living in Opal is 14% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Opal is 24% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Opal is 56% higher 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$102,585$8,549$2,393$3,078
Renters$34,688$2,891$809$1,041

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

ItemOpalNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.83$15.5633.8%
Beauty Salon $58.39$36.1161.7%
Toothpaste $2.89$2.4716.9%
Shampoo $0.88$0.968.5%
Movie $12.00$10.1318.5%
Bowling $5.45$4.7415.1%

Groceries

ItemOpalNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.72$3.986.6%
Fried Chicken $1.79$1.4127.2%
Milk $2.35$2.0613.7%
Potatoes $3.81$2.9827.9%
Pizza $9.79$9.473.3%
Beer $9.99$8.7913.6%

Health Care

ItemOpalNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $74.83$101.0425.9%
Doctor $96.39$107.4410.3%
Dentist $93.78$90.423.7%
Ibuprofen $8.92$9.283.8%
Lipitor $443.00$426.503.9%

Housing

ItemOpalNational avg.Difference
Home Price $291,500.00$175,700.0065.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,698.56$1,133.23138.1%
Apartment Rent $1,219.00$920.0032.5%

Transportation

ItemOpalNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$1.9910.6%
Tire Balancing $46.05$45.760.6%

Utilities

ItemOpalNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.47$163.8113.6%
Phone $27.32$28.393.8%
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.
Calverton, VA17511010%
Remington, VA4991088%
Culpeper, VA16,9681044%
Midland, VA22911616%
Bealeton, VA4,52112020%
Opal, VA72212424%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Loch Lloyd, MO72217070%
St. Mary of the Woods, IN72280-20%
Steele, ND72283-17%
Grove City, MN72289-11%
Melbourne Village, FL7221044%
Opal, VA72212424%
Source: The Opal, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.