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Overall 8%
Goods & Services 9%
Housing 25%
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.
IndexTwin LakesVirginiaNational
Cost of living108107100
Goods & Services10999100
Groceries9796100
Health care10097100
Housing125130100
Transportation7690100
Utilities101100100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Twin Lakes is 1% higher than the Virginia average
  • The cost of living in Twin Lakes is 8% higher than the national average
  • Twin Lakes housing is 25% 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$48,663$4,055$1,135$1,460
      Renters$76,287$6,357$1,780$2,289

      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

      ItemTwin LakesNational 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

      ItemTwin LakesNational 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

      ItemTwin LakesNational 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

      ItemTwin LakesNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $188,900.00$184,700.002.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,527.56$1,273.3220.0%
      Apartment Rent $1,699.00$949.0079.0%

      Transportation

      ItemTwin LakesNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.38$2.598.2%
      Tire Balancing $25.50$48.9047.8%

      Utilities

      ItemTwin LakesNational 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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Elkton, VA2,79396-4%
      Gordonsville, VA1,62798-2%
      Stanardsville, VA3821000%
      Ruckersville, VA1,2061033%
      Madison, VA1861088%
      Twin Lakes, VA1,7991088%

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      Howard City, MI1,79981-19%
      Vonore, TN1,79984-16%
      Twin Lakes, VA1,7991088%
      Source: The Twin Lakes, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.