Ashburn 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 index148107100
Goods & Services index11299100
Groceries index12296100
Health care index8897100
Housing index229130100
Transportation index11490100
Utilities index112100100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Ashburn, VA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Ashburn, VA being 148, that puts it 38% higher than the average of Virginia and 48% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Ashburn, VA, the price of goods and services are 13% higher than the average of Virginia as well as 12% higher than the nation's average.
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  • The cost of living in Ashburn is 38% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Ashburn is 48% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ashburn is 129% 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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The affordability of the housing market in Ashburn, VA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Ashburn, VA homeowners, the median income is $140,027. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $3,267 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $74,565. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,740 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Virginia Sales Tax

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Virginia Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Ashburn, 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

ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Haircut $31.21$17.4978.4%
Beauty Salon $62.71$38.1764.3%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.3231.0%
Shampoo $1.79$1.0176.9%
Movie $12.50$10.7216.6%
Bowling $18.50$13.8633.5%


ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.16$3.9032.3%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4042.6%
Milk $2.99$1.9652.4%
Potatoes $4.59$3.1844.2%
Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
Beer $10.99$9.2319.1%

Health Care

ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.00$106.3429.5%
Doctor $97.00$115.2515.8%
Dentist $87.00$98.3811.6%
Ibuprofen $10.99$9.2618.7%
Lipitor $398.86$466.4714.5%


ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Home Price $458,000.00$184,700.00148.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,930.07$1,273.32130.1%
Apartment Rent $1,763.00$949.0085.8%


ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.80$2.598.0%
Tire Balancing $62.00$48.9026.8%


ItemAshburnNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.52$167.6019.6%
Phone $187.49$163.4214.7%
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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Montgomery Village, MD33,09112424%
University Center, VA4,01812929%
Germantown, MD90,49413030%
Bull Run Mountain Estates, VA1,35913030%
Ashburn, VA49,69214848%

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Ashburn, VA49,69214848%
Source: The Ashburn, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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