Yorkshire 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 index118108100
Goods & Services index115100100
Groceries index11496100
Health care index98100100
Housing index139130100
Transportation index10691100
Utilities index89101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Yorkshire, VA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Yorkshire, VA enjoy a cost of living index of 118. This index is 9% higher than the Virginia average, and 18% 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 Yorkshire, VA, the average cost of goods and services is 14% higher than it is in Virginia, and it is 15% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Yorkshire is 9% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Yorkshire is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Yorkshire is 39% 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 Yorkshire, 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 Yorkshire, VA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Yorkshire, 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

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A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Yorkshire, VA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Yorkshire, VA has a median income of about $80,341 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,874 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $52,250. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,219 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Virginia Sales Tax

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Virginia Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Yorkshire, VA, the Virginia income tax and the Virginia sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Virginia maximum surtax is 6%, and the Virginia sales tax is 5.3%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75% in Virginia.

Goods & Services

ItemYorkshireNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.42$16.0321.1%
Beauty Salon $56.89$37.3752.2%
Toothpaste $2.91$2.4419.3%
Shampoo $1.16$1.0015.5%
Movie $13.52$10.2531.9%
Bowling $5.45$4.9410.4%


ItemYorkshireNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.63$3.7922.2%
Fried Chicken $1.98$1.3942.1%
Milk $2.53$2.0026.5%
Potatoes $3.63$3.0020.9%
Pizza $10.49$9.836.7%
Beer $10.10$8.8813.8%

Health Care

ItemYorkshireNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $77.00$101.8324.4%
Doctor $97.42$108.3110.1%
Dentist $95.33$92.213.4%
Ibuprofen $9.41$9.281.4%
Lipitor $445.67$424.435.0%


ItemYorkshireNational avg.Difference
Home Price $254,700.00$184,700.0037.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,900.24$1,201.80141.3%
Apartment Rent $1,344.00$949.0041.6%


ItemYorkshireNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.44$2.248.9%
Tire Balancing $45.80$46.160.8%


ItemYorkshireNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.17$165.4214.7%
Phone $27.32$28.714.8%
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.
Midland, VA2401099%
Wakefield, VA12,697n/a 
Wakefield, VA81097-3%
Calverton, VA21411010%
Bull Run, VA15,27411212%
Yorkshire, VA9,04311818%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Charlotte, MI9,04380-20%
Andalusia, AL9,04282-18%
Laurens, SC9,04686-14%
Plainedge, NY9,04014444%
Mayo, MD9,04815151%
Yorkshire, VA9,04311818%
Source: The Yorkshire, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.