Stone Ridge 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.
IndexStone RidgeVirginiaNational
Cost of living index136108100
IndexStone RidgeVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index92100100
Groceries index11394100
Health care index8699100
Housing index222133100
Transportation index10893100
Utilities index101100100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Stone Ridge, VA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Virginia the cost of living index in Stone Ridge, VA is 136, which is 26% higher than the average in Virginia and compared to the national average it is 36% 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 Stone Ridge, VA goods and services come in at 8% lower than the average in Virginia and are 8% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Stone Ridge is 26% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Stone Ridge is 36% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Stone Ridge is 122% 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$130,789$10,899$3,052$3,924
Renters$86,528$7,211$2,019$2,596
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Stone Ridge, VA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Stone Ridge, VA homeowners have a median income of $130,789. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $3,052 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $86,528, which means there is a maximum of $2,019 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Virginia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Virginia5.3%6%

Virginia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Virginia2%5.75%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Stone Ridge, VA, the Virginia income tax and the Virginia sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Virginia maximum surtax is 6%, and the Virginia sales tax is 5.3%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75% in Virginia.

Goods & Services

ItemStone RidgeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.75$14.597.9%
Beauty Salon $47.00$34.6835.5%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.94$9.8721.0%
Bowling $5.30$4.3920.7%

Groceries

ItemStone RidgeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.99$4.4833.2%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $2.65$2.3612.4%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.59$8.630.5%

Health Care

ItemStone RidgeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.67$99.7828.2%
Doctor $64.00$105.0339.1%
Dentist $81.75$88.707.8%
Ibuprofen $10.83$9.4115.1%
Lipitor $293.64$298.501.6%

Housing

ItemStone RidgeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $393,600.00$175,700.00124.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,313.93$1,081.03114.0%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

ItemStone RidgeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemStone RidgeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.68$170.804.6%
Phone $26.86$28.264.9%
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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Bull Run, VA14,5701088%
Marshall, VA1,31311212%
Manassas Park, VA14,99211010%
Yorkshire, VA8,09111111%
Sudley, VA16,22111111%
Stone Ridge, VA8,66713636%

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Source: The Stone Ridge, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.