Overall 69%
Goods & Services 12%
Housing 200%
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.
IndexFranklin FarmVirginiaNational
Cost of living169107100
Goods & Services11299100
Health care8897100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Franklin Farm is 58% higher than the Virginia average
  • The cost of living in Franklin Farm is 69% higher than the national average
  • Franklin Farm housing is 200% 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

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      To approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Franklin Farm, 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 Franklin Farm have a median income of $175,500. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $4,095 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $106,200, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $2,478.

      Virginia Sales Tax

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      Goods & Services

      ItemFranklin FarmNational 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%


      ItemFranklin FarmNational 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

      ItemFranklin FarmNational 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%


      ItemFranklin FarmNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $594,000.00$184,700.00221.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,930.07$1,273.32130.1%
      Apartment Rent $2,359.00$949.00148.6%


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


      ItemFranklin FarmNational 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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      Franklin Farm, VA19,30316969%

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      Franklin Farm, VA19,30316969%
      Source: The Franklin Farm, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.