Westminster 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.
IndexWestminsterVermontNational
Cost of living index114113100
IndexWestminsterVermontNational
Goods & Services index117106100
Groceries index103109100
Health care index116107100
Housing index109115100
Transportation index106128100
Utilities index137123100

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  • The cost of living in Westminster is 1% higher than the Vermont average.
  • The cost of living in Westminster is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westminster is 9% higher than the national average.
  • Vermont general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Vermont state income tax is 60% higher 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$74,375$6,198$1,735$2,231
Renters$34,167$2,847$797$1,025

Vermont Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Vermont6%7%

Vermont Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Vermont3.55%8.95%

Goods & Services

ItemWestminsterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.88$14.5915.7%
Beauty Salon $41.47$34.6819.6%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $10.20$9.873.4%
Bowling $4.62$4.395.2%

Groceries

ItemWestminsterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$4.4816.0%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.98$3.062.7%
Pizza $8.68$9.246.1%
Beer $9.07$8.635.1%

Health Care

ItemWestminsterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.39$99.780.6%
Doctor $149.18$105.0342.0%
Dentist $104.81$88.7018.2%
Ibuprofen $9.68$9.412.8%
Lipitor $277.44$298.507.1%

Housing

ItemWestminsterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $196,700.00$175,700.0012.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,260.97$1,081.0316.6%
Apartment Rent $939.00$920.002.1%

Transportation

ItemWestminsterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $44.74$45.291.2%

Utilities

ItemWestminsterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$243.35$170.8042.5%
Phone $36.25$28.2628.3%
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.
Charlestown, NH1,1291022%
Springfield, VT3,9131044%
Bellows Falls, VT2,7661044%
North Westminster, VT2941055%
West Swanzey, NH1,3531099%
Westminster, VT28811414%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Shoal Creek Drive, MO28889-11%
Montague, TX28877-23%
Twin Lakes, IA28812626%
Litchfield, NE28879-21%
Atmautluak, AK28811414%
Westminster, VT28811414%
Source: The Westminster, VT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.