Free Union 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.
IndexFree UnionVirginiaNational
Cost of living index126108100
IndexFree UnionVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index116100100
Groceries index10696100
Health care index111100100
Housing index171130100
Transportation index8691100
Utilities index95101100

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  • The cost of living in Free Union is 17% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Free Union is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Free Union is 71% 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)
Owners$87,734$7,311$2,047$2,632
Renters$100,417$8,368$2,343$3,013

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

ItemFree UnionNational 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

ItemFree UnionNational 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

ItemFree UnionNational 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

ItemFree UnionNational avg.Difference
Home Price $348,200.00$184,700.0088.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,327.50$1,202.4410.4%
Apartment Rent $1,240.00$949.0030.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemFree UnionNational 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.
Harriston, VA98487-13%
Grottoes, VA2,75195-5%
Stanardsville, VA3821044%
Ruckersville, VA1,2061077%
Twin Lakes, VA1,79911212%
Free Union, VA29112626%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pomeroy, PA2911066%
New Albany, PA29187-13%
New Athens, OH29186-14%
La Vina, CA2911088%
Ovid, CO29180-20%
Free Union, VA29112626%
Source: The Free Union, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.