Verona 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 index92108100
Goods & Services index95100100
Groceries index9296100
Health care index90100100
Housing index85130100
Transportation index8991100
Utilities index104101100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Verona, VA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Verona, VA enjoy a cost of living index of 92. This index is 15% lower than the Virginia average, and 8% lower 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 Verona, VA, the average cost of goods and services is 5% lower than it is in Virginia, and it is 6% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Verona is 15% lower than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Verona is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Verona is 15% lower 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Verona, VA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Verona, VA, the median monthly income is $47,784 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,115 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $41,357, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $965 on monthly rental expenses.

Virginia Sales Tax

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Virginia Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Verona, VA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Virginia, as well as the rate for income tax in Virginia. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Virginia is 6%, and the sales tax in the state of Virginia is 5.3%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Virginia starts from 2% and goes up to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemVeronaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.61$16.099.2%
Beauty Salon $30.51$37.3318.3%
Toothpaste $1.87$2.4523.5%
Shampoo $0.89$1.0010.7%
Movie $10.22$10.280.6%
Bowling $4.02$4.9318.6%


ItemVeronaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.97$3.804.5%
Fried Chicken $1.08$1.4022.8%
Milk $1.83$2.018.8%
Potatoes $3.48$3.0115.7%
Pizza $8.65$9.8912.5%
Beer $8.93$8.900.4%

Health Care

ItemVeronaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.02$102.165.7%
Doctor $89.68$108.3617.2%
Dentist $79.32$92.5314.3%
Ibuprofen $8.53$9.288.0%
Lipitor $426.80$425.820.2%


ItemVeronaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $153,500.00$184,700.0016.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,124.46$1,202.446.5%
Apartment Rent $855.00$949.009.9%


ItemVeronaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.247.1%
Tire Balancing $37.05$46.2920.0%


ItemVeronaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$172.96$165.964.2%
Phone $30.15$28.685.1%
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.
Churchville, VA6794-6%
Harriston, VA98487-13%
Jolivue, VA1,26988-12%
Crimora, VA1,76088-12%
Dooms, VA1,34089-11%
Verona, VA3,55192-8%

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Verona, VA3,55192-8%
Source: The Verona, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.