Prince George 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.
IndexPrince GeorgeVirginiaNational
Cost of living index95108100
IndexPrince GeorgeVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index9694100
Health care index10199100
Housing index85133100
Transportation index8893100
Utilities index111100100

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  • The cost of living in Prince George is 12% lower than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Prince George is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Prince George is 15% 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$51,738$4,312$1,207$1,552
Renters$41,600$3,467$971$1,248

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

ItemPrince GeorgeNational 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

ItemPrince GeorgeNational 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

ItemPrince GeorgeNational 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

ItemPrince GeorgeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $135,100.00$175,700.0023.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $876.77$1,081.0318.9%
Apartment Rent $970.00$920.005.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPrince GeorgeNational 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.
Camptown, VA55686-14%
Waverly, VA1,53489-11%
Petersburg, VA32,43991-9%
Charles City, VA15092-8%
Hopewell, VA22,37593-7%
Prince George, VA2,01695-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Brownlee Park, MI2,01675-25%
Kutztown University, PA2,01611515%
Polk City, FL2,01687-13%
Mason Neck, VA2,01616464%
St. Charles, MI2,01684-16%
Prince George, VA2,01695-5%
Source: The Prince George, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.