South Run 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.
IndexSouth RunVirginiaNational
Cost of living index183109100
IndexSouth RunVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index113100100
Groceries index10695100
Health care index107101100
Housing index352133100
Transportation index11493100
Utilities index102100100
A general summary of the cost of living index in South Run, VA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Virginia the cost of living index in South Run, VA is 183, which is 68% higher than the average in Virginia and compared to the national average it is 83% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In South Run, VA goods and services come in at 13% higher than the average in Virginia and are 13% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in South Run is 68% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in South Run is 83% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Run is 252% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in South Run, VA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in South Run, VA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the South Run, VA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$192,961$16,080$4,502$5,789
Renters$159,605$13,300$3,724$4,789
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in South Run, VA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In South Run, VA, the median monthly income is $192,961 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $4,502 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $159,605, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $3,724 on monthly rental expenses.

Virginia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Virginia5.3%6%

Virginia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Virginia2%5.75%
When you are determining the total cost of living in South Run, VA you will want to make sure you consider both the Virginia sales tax and the Virginia income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Virginia is 5.3%, with the highest surtax being 6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Virginia have a range from 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemSouth RunNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.06$15.5635.3%
Beauty Salon $68.19$36.1188.9%
Toothpaste $2.99$2.4720.9%
Shampoo $1.19$0.9623.0%
Movie $12.77$10.1326.1%
Bowling $5.45$4.7415.1%

Groceries

ItemSouth RunNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.75$3.985.9%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.4%
Milk $2.31$2.0612.1%
Potatoes $3.06$2.982.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $9.89$8.7912.5%

Health Care

ItemSouth RunNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.58$101.044.4%
Doctor $119.88$107.4411.6%
Dentist $99.36$90.429.9%
Ibuprofen $9.73$9.284.8%
Lipitor $426.15$426.500.1%

Housing

ItemSouth RunNational avg.Difference
Home Price $720,900.00$175,700.00310.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,535.22$1,133.23123.7%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

ItemSouth RunNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.999.8%
Tire Balancing $57.10$45.7624.8%

Utilities

ItemSouth RunNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.21$163.8113.8%
Phone $34.95$28.3923.1%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Woodlawn, VA2,08294-6%
Potomac Heights, MD1,12599-1%
Belle Haven, VA3761033%
Dumfries, VA5,1221088%
Indian Head, MD3,88511414%
South Run, VA6,60718383%

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Noble, OK6,60283-17%
Northborough, MA6,61313636%
South Run, VA6,60718383%
Source: The South Run, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.