Bristol 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.
IndexBristolVermontNational
Cost of living index109109100
IndexBristolVermontNational
Goods & Services index104104100
Groceries index111111100
Health care index100100100
Housing index109112100
Transportation index113113100
Utilities index119119100
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  • The cost of living in Bristol is 1% lower than the Vermont average.
  • The cost of living in Bristol is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bristol is 9% higher than the national average.
  • Vermont general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Vermont state income tax is 51% 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$73,036$6,086$1,704$2,191
      Renters$34,738$2,895$810$1,042

      Vermont Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Vermont6%7%

      Vermont Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Vermont3.35%8.75%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.00$17.4931.5%
      Beauty Salon $49.00$38.1728.4%
      Toothpaste $2.10$2.329.5%
      Shampoo $1.05$1.013.8%
      Movie $9.75$10.729.1%
      Bowling $13.50$13.862.6%

      Groceries

      ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.44$3.9013.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.39$1.400.4%
      Milk $2.82$1.9643.7%
      Potatoes $3.50$3.1810.0%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $9.99$9.238.2%

      Health Care

      ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $130.00$106.3422.3%
      Doctor $113.00$115.252.0%
      Dentist $94.00$98.384.5%
      Ibuprofen $9.66$9.264.3%
      Lipitor $491.49$466.475.4%

      Housing

      ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $214,400.00$184,700.0016.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,772.45$1,273.3239.2%
      Apartment Rent $876.00$949.007.7%

      Transportation

      ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.75$2.596.2%
      Tire Balancing $63.00$48.9028.8%

      Utilities

      ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$227.95$167.6036.0%
      Phone $176.40$163.427.9%
      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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Hinesburg, VT8671066%
      Vergennes, VT2,6311077%
      East Middlebury, VT2551099%
      Middlebury, VT6,92211414%
      Waitsfield, VT16311414%
      Bristol, VT1,7591099%

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      Bristol, VT1,7591099%
      Source: The Bristol, VT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.