University Center 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.
IndexUniversity CenterVirginiaNational
Cost of living index127108100
IndexUniversity CenterVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index113100100
Groceries index11596100
Health care index94100100
Housing index169130100
Transportation index10691100
Utilities index100101100

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  • The cost of living in University Center is 18% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in University Center is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in University Center is 69% 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$102,273$8,523$2,386$3,068
Renters$79,631$6,636$1,858$2,389

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

ItemUniversity CenterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.00$16.0924.3%
Beauty Salon $55.00$37.3347.3%
Toothpaste $2.42$2.451.0%
Shampoo $1.06$1.005.6%
Movie $15.17$10.2847.5%
Bowling $6.00$4.9321.7%

Groceries

ItemUniversity CenterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$3.8016.3%
Fried Chicken $1.89$1.4035.3%
Milk $2.32$2.0115.7%
Potatoes $3.79$3.0125.9%
Pizza $11.99$9.8921.3%
Beer $9.99$8.9012.3%

Health Care

ItemUniversity CenterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $72.75$102.1628.8%
Doctor $94.00$108.3613.3%
Dentist $86.00$92.537.1%
Ibuprofen $10.19$9.289.8%
Lipitor $443.01$425.824.0%

Housing

ItemUniversity CenterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $314,000.00$184,700.0070.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,740.19$1,202.44127.9%
Apartment Rent $1,584.00$949.0066.9%

Transportation

ItemUniversity CenterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.244.9%
Tire Balancing $50.00$46.298.0%

Utilities

ItemUniversity CenterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$176.24$165.966.2%
Phone $26.86$28.686.4%
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.
Montgomery Village, MD33,09112222%
Germantown, MD90,49412828%
Bull Run Mountain Estates, VA1,35912828%
Sterling, VA29,59712828%
Hamilton, VA44812222%
University Center, VA4,01812727%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Stilwell, OK4,01979-21%
Hamilton, NY4,0201055%
Rossville, GA4,02082-18%
Nicholls, GA4,02177-23%
Ball, LA4,01490-10%
University Center, VA4,01812727%
Source: The University Center, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.