Burlington 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.
IndexBurlingtonWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index10291100
IndexBurlingtonWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index108111100
Groceries index10095100
Health care index9996100
Housing indexn/a60100
Transportation index94107100
Utilities index9493100

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  • The cost of living in Burlington is 12% higher than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Burlington is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Burlington 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

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.20$14.5930.1%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $3.99$2.4761.3%
Shampoo $1.27$1.0224.3%
Movie $8.67$9.8712.1%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.51$4.480.7%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.463.7%
Milk $2.37$2.360.6%
Potatoes $3.19$3.064.2%
Pizza $9.25$9.240.1%
Beer $8.98$8.634.0%

Health Care

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.50$99.7813.3%
Doctor $104.33$105.030.7%
Dentist $98.50$88.7011.0%
Ibuprofen $9.82$9.414.3%
Lipitor $241.66$298.5019.0%

Housing

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,057.42$1,081.032.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.9%
Tire Balancing $32.59$45.2928.0%

Utilities

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.12$170.808.0%
Phone $27.03$28.264.3%
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.
Nikep, MD721022%
Luke, MD9181-19%
Piedmont, WV86782-18%
Elk Garden, WV20484-16%
Bloomington, MD23687-13%
Burlington, WV2051022%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Belvue, KS20583-17%
Bloomville, NY20593-7%
Cecil, OH20578-22%
Littleton, IL20575-25%
Goodlow, TX20573-27%
Burlington, WV2051022%
Source: The Burlington, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.