North Downtown 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.
IndexNorth DowntownCharlottesvilleVirginia
Cost of living index139116108
IndexNorth DowntownCharlottesvilleVirginia
Goods & Services index116116100
Groceries index10610696
Health care index111111100
Housing index215139130
Transportation index868691
Utilities index9595101

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  • The cost of living in North Downtown is 29% higher than the Charlottesville average.
  • The cost of living in North Downtown is 39% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Downtown is 115% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$79,246$6,604$1,849$2,378

Virginia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Virginia5.3%6%

Virginia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Virginia2%5.75%

Goods & Services

ItemCharlottesvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$16.096.7%
Beauty Salon $45.83$37.3322.8%
Toothpaste $3.29$2.4534.3%
Shampoo $1.06$1.005.6%
Movie $13.06$10.2827.0%
Bowling $6.39$4.9329.6%

Groceries

ItemCharlottesvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.82$3.800.3%
Fried Chicken $1.50$1.407.1%
Milk $1.76$2.0112.5%
Potatoes $4.23$3.0140.6%
Pizza $9.66$9.892.3%
Beer $9.66$8.908.5%

Health Care

ItemCharlottesvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.33$102.160.2%
Doctor $116.67$108.367.7%
Dentist $114.22$92.5323.4%
Ibuprofen $8.85$9.284.6%
Lipitor $429.16$425.820.8%

Housing

ItemCharlottesvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $280,100.00$184,700.0051.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,327.50$1,202.4410.4%
Apartment Rent $1,030.00$949.008.5%

Transportation

ItemCharlottesvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$2.245.7%
Tire Balancing $31.89$46.2931.1%

Utilities

ItemCharlottesvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.40$165.962.7%
Phone $26.64$28.687.1%
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.
Palmyra, VA1191077%
Esmont, VA57497-3%
Ruckersville, VA1,2061077%
Twin Lakes, VA1,79911212%
Lake Monticello, VA9,68511313%
Charlottesville, VA45,53811616%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hilo, HI45,57914545%
Maricopa, AZ45,47396-4%
Lacey, WA45,64411111%
Wylie, TX45,65594-6%
Pine Bluff, AR45,40485-15%
Charlottesville, VA45,53811616%
Source: The North Downtown, Charlottesville, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.