Lake Wilderness 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.
IndexLake WildernessVirginiaNational
Cost of living index111107100
IndexLake WildernessVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index10999100
Groceries index9796100
Health care index10097100
Housing index136130100
Transportation index7690100
Utilities index101100100
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  • The cost of living in Lake Wilderness is 4% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Lake Wilderness is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lake Wilderness is 36% 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$84,811$7,068$1,979$2,545
      Renters$143,611$11,968$3,351$4,309

      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

      ItemLake WildernessNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.00$17.498.5%
      Beauty Salon $49.25$38.1729.0%
      Toothpaste $2.81$2.3221.1%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
      Movie $13.55$10.7226.4%
      Bowling $17.00$13.8622.6%

      Groceries

      ItemLake WildernessNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.31$3.9015.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.8%
      Milk $1.92$1.962.2%
      Potatoes $3.37$3.185.9%
      Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
      Beer $9.77$9.235.9%

      Health Care

      ItemLake WildernessNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $100.63$106.345.4%
      Doctor $110.00$115.254.6%
      Dentist $120.00$98.3822.0%
      Ibuprofen $8.93$9.263.6%
      Lipitor $324.31$466.4730.5%

      Housing

      ItemLake WildernessNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $215,800.00$184,700.0016.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,527.56$1,273.3220.0%
      Apartment Rent $1,723.00$949.0081.6%

      Transportation

      ItemLake WildernessNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.38$2.598.2%
      Tire Balancing $25.50$48.9047.8%

      Utilities

      ItemLake WildernessNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$173.81$167.603.7%
      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.

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Culpeper, VA17,5651044%
      Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA4,5901099%
      Lake of the Woods, VA7,36211212%
      Falmouth, VA5,01812020%
      Fredericksburg, VA27,85312222%
      Lake Wilderness, VA2,65411111%

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      Winthrop, ME2,6541066%
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      Newmanstown, PA2,65491-9%
      Lake Wilderness, VA2,65411111%
      Source: The Lake Wilderness, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.