Purcellville 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.
Cost of living index130107100
Goods & Services index10299100
Groceries index9596100
Health care index10197100
Housing index203130100
Transportation index8890100
Utilities index102100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Purcellville, VA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Purcellville, VA enjoy a cost of living index of 130. This index is 21% higher than the Virginia average, and 30% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Purcellville, VA, the average cost of goods and services is 3% higher than it is in Virginia, and it is 2% higher than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Purcellville is 21% higher than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Purcellville is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Purcellville is 103% 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

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      The affordability of the housing market in Purcellville, VA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Purcellville, VA homeowners, the median income is $125,516. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,929 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $46,563. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,086 used for their rent related monthly costs.

      Virginia Sales Tax

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      Virginia Income Tax

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      For those who live in Purcellville, VA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Virginia income tax rate and the Virginia sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Virginia, the sales tax is 5.3%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 6%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Virginia, the income tax rate ranges between 2% to 5.75%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemPurcellvilleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $10.75$17.4938.5%
      Beauty Salon $33.40$38.1712.5%
      Toothpaste $3.12$2.3234.4%
      Shampoo $1.39$1.0137.4%
      Movie $10.65$10.720.7%
      Bowling $16.00$13.8615.4%


      ItemPurcellvilleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.87$3.900.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.32$1.405.4%
      Milk $1.82$1.967.2%
      Potatoes $2.98$3.186.4%
      Pizza $11.50$10.3910.6%
      Beer $10.82$9.2317.2%

      Health Care

      ItemPurcellvilleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $111.50$106.344.9%
      Doctor $122.50$115.256.3%
      Dentist $95.65$98.382.8%
      Ibuprofen $9.86$9.266.5%
      Lipitor $468.58$466.470.5%


      ItemPurcellvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $426,500.00$184,700.00130.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,182.63$1,273.327.1%
      Apartment Rent $1,303.00$949.0037.3%


      ItemPurcellvilleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.55$2.591.6%
      Tire Balancing $36.25$48.9025.9%


      ItemPurcellvilleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$177.43$167.605.9%
      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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      Purcellville, VA8,91413030%

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      Purcellville, VA8,91413030%
      Source: The Purcellville, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.