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Overall 11%
Goods & Services 2%
Housing 43%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexGreenbrier WestChesapeakeVirginia
Cost of living111108107
Goods & Services999999
Groceries959596
Health care919197
Housing143135130
Transportation939390
Utilities100100100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Greenbrier West is 4% higher than the Chesapeake average
  • The cost of living in Greenbrier West is 11% higher than the national average
  • Greenbrier West housing is 43% 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$66,598$5,550$1,554$1,998

      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

      ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.80$17.499.7%
      Beauty Salon $39.00$38.172.2%
      Toothpaste $2.28$2.321.8%
      Shampoo $0.91$1.0110.1%
      Movie $8.63$10.7219.5%
      Bowling $18.00$13.8629.9%

      Groceries

      ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.90$3.900.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4017.6%
      Milk $1.76$1.9610.3%
      Potatoes $3.65$3.1814.7%
      Pizza $11.47$10.3910.4%
      Beer $9.96$9.237.9%

      Health Care

      ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $95.00$106.3410.7%
      Doctor $75.00$115.2534.9%
      Dentist $104.00$98.385.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.61$9.267.0%
      Lipitor $475.75$466.472.0%

      Housing

      ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $256,500.00$184,700.0038.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,107.05$1,273.3213.1%
      Apartment Rent $1,180.00$949.0024.3%

      Transportation

      ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.48$2.594.5%
      Tire Balancing $45.38$48.907.2%

      Utilities

      ItemChesapeakeNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$173.50$167.603.5%
      Phone $175.14$163.427.2%
      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.
      Portsmouth, VA96,07196-4%
      Norfolk, VA245,72499-1%
      Chesapeake, VA233,1941088%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Irving, TX232,0131000%
      Scottsdale, AZ234,49512525%
      Garland, TX234,81096-4%
      Hialeah, FL235,6261011%
      North Las Vegas, NV230,43697-3%
      Chesapeake, VA233,1941088%
      Source: The Greenbrier West, Chesapeake, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.