Fort Gay 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.
IndexFort GayWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index7786100
IndexFort GayWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index101100100
Groceries index90101100
Health care index9592100
Housing index3560100
Transportation index9697100
Utilities index8788100

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  • The cost of living in Fort Gay is 10% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Fort Gay is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fort Gay is 65% 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$33,056$2,755$771$992
Renters$10,972$914$256$329

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

ItemFort GayNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.00$15.562.8%
Beauty Salon $41.87$36.1116.0%
Toothpaste $2.05$2.4717.1%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.5%
Movie $8.99$10.1311.2%
Bowling $4.73$4.740.0%

Groceries

ItemFort GayNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.56$3.9810.7%
Fried Chicken $1.27$1.419.5%
Milk $1.41$2.0631.7%
Potatoes $2.78$2.986.7%
Pizza $8.96$9.475.4%
Beer $8.51$8.793.2%

Health Care

ItemFort GayNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.32$101.0422.5%
Doctor $109.00$107.441.5%
Dentist $82.71$90.428.5%
Ibuprofen $8.16$9.2812.1%
Lipitor $422.30$426.501.0%

Housing

ItemFort GayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $56,700.00$175,700.0067.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $912.59$1,133.2319.5%
Apartment Rent $380.00$920.0058.7%

Transportation

ItemFort GayNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$1.990.4%
Tire Balancing $39.29$45.7614.1%

Utilities

ItemFort GayNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$128.21$163.8121.7%
Phone $28.32$28.390.2%
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.
Blaine, KY7178-22%
Prichard, WV40880-20%
Wayne, WV2,03281-19%
Louisa, KY2,91285-15%
Lavalette, WV1,17193-7%
Fort Gay, WV80877-23%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Scalp Level, PA80879-21%
Davenport, OK80875-25%
Spring Valley, KY80811212%
Cohasset, CA8081088%
Custer, WA80812626%
Fort Gay, WV80877-23%
Source: The Fort Gay, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.