Overall 35%
Goods & Services 8%
Housing 101%
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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.
IndexDulles Town CenterVirginiaNational
Cost of living135107100
Goods & Services108100100
Health care84100100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Dulles Town Center is 26% higher than the Virginia average
  • The cost of living in Dulles Town Center is 35% higher than the national average
  • Dulles Town Center housing is 101% higher than the national average
  • Virginia general sales tax is 4% higher than the national average
  • Virginia state income tax is 19% 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)
      To approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Dulles Town Center, VA, we can look at the percentage of income that is available to be spent on monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side, a consumer should not spend more than 28% of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36% of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Dulles Town Center have a median income of $128,864. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $3,007 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $64,135, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,496.

      Virginia Sales Tax

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      Goods & Services

      ItemDulles Town CenterNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $26.32$20.2729.8%
      Beauty Salon $64.54$40.3959.8%
      Toothpaste $2.19$2.367.3%
      Shampoo $0.96$1.0811.2%
      Movie $12.17$10.9910.8%
      Bowling $17.02$15.499.9%


      ItemDulles Town CenterNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $5.18$4.3020.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.53$1.409.6%
      Milk $2.49$2.2012.9%
      Potatoes $3.30$3.222.4%
      Pizza $11.96$10.7411.4%
      Beer $10.97$9.6014.3%

      Health Care

      ItemDulles Town CenterNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $74.77$109.7331.9%
      Doctor $96.52$118.3418.4%
      Dentist $86.86$100.9414.0%
      Ibuprofen $9.92$9.930.2%
      Lipitor $398.89$469.5315.0%


      ItemDulles Town CenterNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $388,200.00$184,700.00110.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,757.85$1,229.62124.3%
      Apartment Rent $1,703.00$949.0079.5%


      ItemDulles Town CenterNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.97$2.719.5%
      Tire Balancing $61.49$51.8618.6%


      ItemDulles Town CenterNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$180.30$170.845.5%
      Phone $194.85$187.184.1%
      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.

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Wakefield town, VA810964.3%
      Bull Run, VA15,27411211.5%
      Yorkshire, VA9,04311716.9%
      Sudley, VA17,19311817.6%
      Manassas Park, VA15,82711919.2%
      Dulles Town Center, VA4,61913535.5%

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      Buffalo, WY4,6191043.9%
      Peppermill Village, MD4,62011616.4%
      Lexington, MO4,6208119.0%
      Farley, KY4,6178217.6%
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      Dulles Town Center, VA4,61913535.5%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.