Alderson 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.
IndexAldersonWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index8691100
IndexAldersonWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index97111100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index10896100
Housing index5760100
Transportation index99107100
Utilities index10693100

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  • The cost of living in Alderson is 6% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Alderson is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Alderson is 43% lower than the national average.
  • West Virginia general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • West Virginia state income tax is 35% 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$45,313$3,776$1,057$1,360
Renters$13,603$1,134$317$408

West Virginia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
West Virginia6%7%

West Virginia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
West Virginia3%6.5%

Goods & Services

ItemAldersonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.55$14.597.1%
Beauty Salon $30.96$34.6810.7%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.9%
Shampoo $0.96$1.026.1%
Movie $10.02$9.871.5%
Bowling $4.69$4.396.8%

Groceries

ItemAldersonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.29$4.484.2%
Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4622.8%
Milk $1.57$2.3633.4%
Potatoes $3.03$3.061.0%
Pizza $9.21$9.240.4%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemAldersonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.26$99.787.5%
Doctor $105.00$105.030.0%
Dentist $105.00$88.7018.4%
Ibuprofen $8.89$9.415.5%
Lipitor $312.47$298.504.7%

Housing

ItemAldersonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $96,300.00$175,700.0045.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.01$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $559.00$920.0039.2%

Transportation

ItemAldersonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.3%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemAldersonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$146.87$170.8014.0%
Phone $37.99$28.2634.4%
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.
Fairlea, WV2,04781-19%
Meadow Bridge, WV38381-19%
Hinton, WV2,61582-18%
Ronceverte, WV1,64485-15%
Union, WV64789-11%
Alderson, WV99086-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Douglas, AL99085-15%
Ridgway, CO99012020%
Dover Beaches North, NJ99015050%
Allen, OK99076-24%
Allentown, FL99097-3%
Alderson, WV99086-14%
Source: The Alderson, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.