Hartford City 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.
IndexHartford CityWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index7991100
IndexHartford CityWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index96111100
Groceries index9095100
Health care index9796100
Housing index4460100
Transportation index83107100
Utilities index9693100

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  • The cost of living in Hartford City is 14% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Hartford City is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hartford City is 56% 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$31,979$2,665$746$959
Renters$25,625$2,135$598$769

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

ItemHartford CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.20$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $33.20$34.684.3%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.0%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $9.31$9.875.7%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemHartford CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4620.1%
Milk $1.88$2.3620.2%
Potatoes $2.37$3.0622.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.248.1%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemHartford CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.90$99.7840.0%
Doctor $111.67$105.036.3%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $7.49$9.4120.4%
Lipitor $267.15$298.5010.5%

Housing

ItemHartford CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $61,800.00$175,700.0064.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $607.00$920.0034.0%

Transportation

ItemHartford CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemHartford CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.00$170.805.7%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Hockingport, OH13070-30%
Henderson, WV17576-24%
Mason, WV1,05977-23%
Pomeroy, OH1,70577-23%
Middleport, OH2,32077-23%
Hartford City, WV65179-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sunfield, MI65185-15%
Ray, ND65195-5%
Millingport, NC65186-14%
Beersheba Springs, TN65181-19%
Oak City, UT65191-9%
Hartford City, WV65179-21%
Source: The Hartford City, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.