Benwood 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.
IndexBenwoodWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index8291100
IndexBenwoodWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index97111100
Groceries index10095100
Health care index9596100
Housing index3660100
Transportation index120107100
Utilities index10893100

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  • The cost of living in Benwood is 10% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Benwood is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Benwood is 64% 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$36,797$3,066$859$1,104
Renters$18,654$1,555$435$560

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

ItemBenwoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.25$14.599.2%
Beauty Salon $37.49$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $8.65$9.8712.3%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemBenwoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $2.04$2.3613.4%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.70$9.245.9%
Beer $9.99$8.6315.7%

Health Care

ItemBenwoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $89.83$105.0314.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $9.92$9.415.4%
Lipitor $325.87$298.509.2%

Housing

ItemBenwoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $53,400.00$175,700.0069.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $453.00$920.0050.8%

Transportation

ItemBenwoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.0922.4%
Tire Balancing $51.54$45.2913.8%

Utilities

ItemBenwoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.47$170.8017.4%
Phone $26.50$28.266.2%
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.
Glencoe, OH22979-21%
Windsor Heights, WV49180-20%
Wolfhurst, OH1,45881-19%
Bellaire, OH4,23983-17%
Adena, OH68983-17%
Benwood, WV1,28682-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Head of the Harbor, NY1,286212112%
McConnellstown, PA1,28697-3%
Callender Lake, TX1,28682-18%
Paducah, TX1,28770-30%
Barry, IL1,28779-21%
Benwood, WV1,28682-18%
Source: The Benwood, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.