Woodburn 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.
Cost of living index153108100
Goods & Services index92100100
Groceries index11394100
Health care index8699100
Housing index277133100
Transportation index10893100
Utilities index101100100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Woodburn, VA is displayed above. In Woodburn, VA, the overall cost of living index is 153, which is 41% higher than the Virginia average and 53% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Woodburn, VA, the city's goods and services are 8% lower than the Virginia average and 8% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Woodburn is 41% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Woodburn is 53% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Woodburn is 177% 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

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How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Woodburn, VA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Woodburn, VA homeowners have a median income of $124,830. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,913 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $68,993, which means there is a maximum of $1,610 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Virginia Sales Tax

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Virginia Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Woodburn, VA is the Virginia sales tax and Virginia income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Virginia sales tax rate is 5.3% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Virginia income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemWoodburnNational 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%


ItemWoodburnNational 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

ItemWoodburnNational 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%


ItemWoodburnNational avg.Difference
Home Price $551,100.00$175,700.00213.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,313.93$1,081.03114.0%
Apartment Rent $1,776.00$920.0093.0%


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


ItemWoodburnNational 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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Oak Grove, VA1,62512222%
Bull Run Mountain Estates, VA1,05112020%
Woodburn, VA8,74215353%

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Woodburn, VA8,74215353%
Source: The Woodburn, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.