Bowden 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.
IndexBowdenWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index9786100
IndexBowdenWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index100100100
Groceries index101101100
Health care index9292100
Housing indexn/a60100
Transportation index9797100
Utilities index8888100

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  • The cost of living in Bowden is 13% higher than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Bowden is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bowden is equal to 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemBowdenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$15.5618.1%
Beauty Salon $32.72$36.119.4%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.3%
Shampoo $0.94$0.962.2%
Movie $10.20$10.130.7%
Bowling $4.17$4.7412.0%

Groceries

ItemBowdenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.19$3.985.2%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.413.8%
Milk $2.05$2.060.8%
Potatoes $3.45$2.9815.8%
Pizza $9.00$9.475.0%
Beer $8.55$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemBowdenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$101.0411.3%
Doctor $96.00$107.4410.6%
Dentist $77.00$90.4214.8%
Ibuprofen $8.91$9.283.9%
Lipitor $443.98$426.504.1%

Housing

ItemBowdenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,082.34$1,133.234.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBowdenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$1.996.9%
Tire Balancing $33.51$45.7626.8%

Utilities

ItemBowdenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.76$163.8120.8%
Phone $28.66$28.391.0%
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.
Dailey, WV9297-3%
Whitmer, WV8196-4%
Valley Bend, WV47280-20%
Parsons, WV1,39080-20%
Mill Creek, WV79681-19%
Bowden, WV097-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Robinson Mill, CA01099%
Asherville, KS092-8%
Lower Frisco, NM01000%
Four Points, TX096-4%
Cache, UT094-6%
Bowden, WV097-3%
Source: The Bowden, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.