Tysons Corner 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.
IndexTysons CornerVirginiaNational
Cost of living index144108100
IndexTysons CornerVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index92100100
Groceries index11394100
Health care index8699100
Housing index250133100
Transportation index10893100
Utilities index101100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Tysons Corner, VA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Tysons Corner, VA enjoy a cost of living index of 144. This index is 33% higher than the Virginia average, and 44% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Tysons Corner, VA, the average cost of goods and services is 8% lower than it is in Virginia, and it is 8% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Tysons Corner is 33% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Tysons Corner is 44% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Tysons Corner is 150% 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 Tysons Corner, 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 Tysons Corner, VA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Tysons Corner, 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)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Tysons Corner, VA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Tysons Corner, VA homeowners, is $113,567. This would allow for a maximum of $2,650 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $91,933 which would result in a maximum of $2,145 to be spent on rental costs.

Virginia Sales Tax

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Virginia Income Tax

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For those who live in Tysons Corner, VA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Virginia income tax rate and the Virginia sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Virginia, the sales tax is 5.3%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 6%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Virginia, the income tax rate ranges between 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemTysons CornerNational 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%


ItemTysons CornerNational 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

ItemTysons CornerNational 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%


ItemTysons CornerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $477,300.00$175,700.00171.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,313.93$1,081.03114.0%
Apartment Rent $1,830.00$920.0098.9%


ItemTysons CornerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%


ItemTysons CornerNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Woodlawn, VA2,08286-14%
Cottage City, MD1,07099-1%
Belle Haven, VA37695-5%
Hillcrest Heights, MD15,6041077%
Glassmanor, MD18,3891077%
Tysons Corner, VA21,82814444%

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Tysons Corner, VA21,82814444%
Source: The Tysons Corner, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.