Northeast 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.
IndexNortheastVirginia BeachVirginia
Cost of living index128118108
IndexNortheastVirginia BeachVirginia
Goods & Services index110110100
Groceries index10410496
Health care index114114100
Housing index174139130
Transportation index10610691
Utilities index113113101

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  • The cost of living in Northeast is 19% higher than the Virginia Beach average.
  • The cost of living in Northeast is 28% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Northeast is 74% 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)
Household$75,258$6,272$1,756$2,258

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

ItemVirginia BeachNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.00$16.0925.4%
Beauty Salon $35.00$37.336.2%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.450.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.001.7%
Movie $11.00$10.287.0%
Bowling $6.25$4.9326.7%

Groceries

ItemVirginia BeachNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.12$3.8018.0%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.409.1%
Milk $2.05$2.011.9%
Potatoes $3.34$3.0111.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.63$8.903.0%

Health Care

ItemVirginia BeachNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.67$102.165.4%
Doctor $128.89$108.3618.9%
Dentist $113.78$92.5323.0%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.283.1%
Lipitor $432.03$425.821.5%

Housing

ItemVirginia BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $262,200.00$184,700.0042.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,193.99$1,202.440.7%
Apartment Rent $1,258.00$949.0032.6%

Transportation

ItemVirginia BeachNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.241.7%
Tire Balancing $53.33$46.2915.2%

Utilities

ItemVirginia BeachNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.28$165.9612.2%
Phone $33.07$28.6815.3%
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.
Portsmouth, VA96,0711055%
Norfolk, VA245,7241088%
Chesapeake, VA233,19411717%
Virginia Beach, VA449,73311818%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Colorado Springs, CO448,7591000%
Atlanta, GA456,3781055%
Omaha, NE443,07289-11%
Raleigh, NC441,3261055%
Miami, FL432,6221099%
Virginia Beach, VA449,73311818%
Source: The Northeast, Virginia Beach, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.