Bridgeport 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.
IndexBridgeportWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index10691100
IndexBridgeportWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index111111100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index9696100
Housing index11060100
Transportation index107107100
Utilities index9393100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Bridgeport, WV cost of living index. Compared to other cities in West Virginia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Bridgeport, WV is 106, which is 16% higher than the West Virginia average and 6% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Bridgeport, WV are equal to the average for West Virginia and 11% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Bridgeport is 16% higher than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Bridgeport is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bridgeport is 10% higher 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)
The affordability of the housing market in Bridgeport, WV as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Bridgeport, WV homeowners, the median income is $84,958. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,982 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $65,601. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,531 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Bridgeport, WV is the West Virginia sales tax and West Virginia income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The West Virginia sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The West Virginia income tax rates range from 3% to 6.5%.

Goods & Services

ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$14.5912.6%
Beauty Salon $31.18$34.6810.1%
Toothpaste $2.60$2.475.1%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0217.4%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%


ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.03$4.4810.0%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.4612.6%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $3.54$3.0615.6%
Pizza $9.18$9.240.7%
Beer $8.76$8.631.5%

Health Care

ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.75$99.7811.1%
Doctor $108.67$105.033.5%
Dentist $74.67$88.7015.8%
Ibuprofen $8.93$9.415.1%
Lipitor $315.71$298.505.8%


ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
Home Price $199,500.00$175,700.0013.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,224.16$1,081.0313.2%
Apartment Rent $931.00$920.001.2%


ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.47$2.0918.0%
Tire Balancing $34.60$45.2923.6%


ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.34$170.8018.4%
Phone $30.99$28.269.7%
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.

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Idamay, WV27682-18%
Carolina, WV31882-18%
Bridgeport, WV8,3161066%

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Bridgeport, WV8,3161066%
Source: The Bridgeport, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.