The Plains 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.
IndexThe PlainsVirginiaNational
Cost of living index136108100
IndexThe PlainsVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index108100100
Groceries index10094100
Health care index9999100
Housing index215133100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index94100100

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  • The cost of living in The Plains is 25% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in The Plains is 36% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in The Plains is 115% 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$87,083$7,257$2,032$2,613
Renters$58,125$4,844$1,356$1,744

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

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.20$14.5930.1%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $3.99$2.4761.3%
Shampoo $1.27$1.0224.3%
Movie $8.67$9.8712.1%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.51$4.480.7%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.463.7%
Milk $2.37$2.360.6%
Potatoes $3.19$3.064.2%
Pizza $9.25$9.240.1%
Beer $8.98$8.634.0%

Health Care

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.50$99.7813.3%
Doctor $104.33$105.030.7%
Dentist $98.50$88.7011.0%
Ibuprofen $9.82$9.414.3%
Lipitor $241.66$298.5019.0%

Housing

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $416,700.00$175,700.00137.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,057.42$1,081.032.2%
Apartment Rent $1,500.00$920.0063.0%

Transportation

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.9%
Tire Balancing $32.59$45.2928.0%

Utilities

ItemThe PlainsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.12$170.808.0%
Phone $27.03$28.264.3%
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.
Bull Run, VA14,5701088%
Marshall, VA1,31311212%
Sudley, VA16,22111111%
Warrenton, VA9,77412020%
Bull Run Mountain Estates, VA1,05112020%
The Plains, VA16213636%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Leeper, PA16279-21%
Wrigley, TN16287-13%
Moundville, MO16274-26%
Chester, OK16287-13%
Stony Creek, VA16297-3%
The Plains, VA16213636%
Source: The The Plains, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.