Orleans 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.
IndexOrleansVermontNational
Cost of living index98113100
IndexOrleansVermontNational
Goods & Services index106106100
Groceries index109109100
Health care index107107100
Housing index64115100
Transportation index128128100
Utilities index123123100

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  • The cost of living in Orleans is 14% lower than the Vermont average.
  • The cost of living in Orleans is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Orleans is 36% lower 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$52,159$4,347$1,217$1,565
Renters$17,083$1,424$399$513

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

ItemOrleansNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.12$14.5931.0%
Beauty Salon $45.50$34.6831.2%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4715.5%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $10.53$9.876.7%
Bowling $4.67$4.396.3%

Groceries

ItemOrleansNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.56$4.481.9%
Fried Chicken $1.84$1.4625.7%
Milk $2.79$2.3618.4%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.74$8.631.2%

Health Care

ItemOrleansNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $128.10$99.7828.4%
Doctor $113.84$105.038.4%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $9.66$9.412.6%
Lipitor $311.23$298.504.3%

Housing

ItemOrleansNational avg.Difference
Home Price $103,900.00$175,700.0040.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,714.70$1,081.0358.6%
Apartment Rent $700.00$920.0023.9%

Transportation

ItemOrleansNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.68$2.0928.1%
Tire Balancing $58.28$45.2928.7%

Utilities

ItemOrleansNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$234.61$170.8037.4%
Phone $28.84$28.262.1%
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.
Troy, VT15393-7%
Newport Center, VT29995-5%
Barton, VT62195-5%
Glover, VT34696-4%
Coventry, VT11198-2%
Orleans, VT89898-2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Gratton, VA89884-16%
Midway borough, PA89891-9%
Hungry Horse, MT89880-20%
Ivy, VA89816969%
Mertztown, PA8981088%
Orleans, VT89898-2%
Source: The Orleans, VT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.