Waitsfield 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.
IndexWaitsfieldVermontNational
Cost of living index116111100
IndexWaitsfieldVermontNational
Goods & Services index107107100
Groceries index112112100
Health care index105105100
Housing index128112100
Transportation index112112100
Utilities index119119100

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  • The cost of living in Waitsfield is 4% higher than the Vermont average.
  • The cost of living in Waitsfield is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Waitsfield is 28% higher than the national average.
  • Vermont general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Vermont state income tax is 60% higher 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$86,023$7,169$2,007$2,581
Renters$0$0$0$0

Vermont Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Vermont6%7%

Vermont Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Vermont3.55%8.95%

Goods & Services

ItemWaitsfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $23.00$16.0943.0%
Beauty Salon $49.11$37.3331.5%
Toothpaste $2.44$2.450.2%
Shampoo $1.13$1.0012.9%
Movie $9.79$10.284.7%
Bowling $3.92$4.9320.6%

Groceries

ItemWaitsfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.71$3.8023.9%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.401.9%
Milk $2.67$2.0132.8%
Potatoes $3.27$3.018.6%
Pizza $11.32$9.8914.5%
Beer $8.66$8.902.7%

Health Care

ItemWaitsfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $130.00$102.1627.3%
Doctor $113.28$108.364.5%
Dentist $94.00$92.531.6%
Ibuprofen $9.39$9.281.2%
Lipitor $441.77$425.823.7%

Housing

ItemWaitsfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $244,600.00$184,700.0032.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,814.77$1,202.4450.9%
Apartment Rent $1,128.00$949.0018.9%

Transportation

ItemWaitsfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.32$2.243.2%
Tire Balancing $60.00$46.2929.6%

Utilities

ItemWaitsfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$229.15$165.9638.1%
Phone $28.00$28.682.4%
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.
Williamstown, VT1,1851000%
Northfield, VT1,9781033%
Hinesburg, VT8671077%
Worcester, VT551088%
Bristol, VT1,75911010%
Waitsfield, VT16311616%

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Waterloo, AL16379-21%
Waitsfield, VT16311616%
Source: The Waitsfield, VT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.