Wachapreague 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.
IndexWachapreagueVirginiaNational
Cost of living index94108100
IndexWachapreagueVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index104100100
Groceries index9194100
Health care index10999100
Housing index83133100
Transportation index10493100
Utilities index85100100

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  • The cost of living in Wachapreague is 13% lower than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Wachapreague is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wachapreague is 17% lower 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$35,500$2,958$828$1,065
Renters$18,500$1,542$432$555

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

ItemWachapreagueNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.80$14.595.4%
Beauty Salon $37.60$34.688.4%
Toothpaste $1.85$2.4725.2%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0214.9%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $5.28$4.3920.2%

Groceries

ItemWachapreagueNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.17$4.486.9%
Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4618.7%
Milk $1.93$2.3618.1%
Potatoes $3.42$3.0611.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $10.25$8.6318.7%

Health Care

ItemWachapreagueNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $95.00$99.784.8%
Doctor $115.50$105.0310.0%
Dentist $98.33$88.7010.9%
Ibuprofen $7.98$9.4115.2%
Lipitor $346.03$298.5015.9%

Housing

ItemWachapreagueNational avg.Difference
Home Price $138,900.00$175,700.0020.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $991.43$1,081.038.3%
Apartment Rent $857.00$920.006.8%

Transportation

ItemWachapreagueNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.095.8%
Tire Balancing $44.77$45.291.1%

Utilities

ItemWachapreagueNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$166.11$170.802.7%
Phone $18.99$28.2632.8%
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.
Savage Town, VA17999-1%
Savageville, VA7699-1%
Mappsburg, VA3399-1%
Deep Creek, VA6499-1%
Harborton, VA12399-1%
Wachapreague, VA20394-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
New Lebanon, PA20375-25%
New Alexandria, OH20386-14%
Hoskins, NE20380-20%
Radersburg, MT20374-26%
Davenport, ND20387-13%
Wachapreague, VA20394-6%
Source: The Wachapreague, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.