Lewisburg 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.
IndexLewisburgWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index10191100
IndexLewisburgWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index97111100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index10896100
Housing index10860100
Transportation index99107100
Utilities index10693100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Lewisburg, WV is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Lewisburg, WV enjoy a cost of living index of 101. This index is 11% higher than the West Virginia average, and 1% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Lewisburg, WV, the average cost of goods and services is 13% lower than it is in West Virginia, and it is 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lewisburg is 11% higher than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Lewisburg is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lewisburg is 8% 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)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Lewisburg, WV, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Lewisburg, WV homeowners have a median income of $70,230. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,639 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $13,256, which means there is a maximum of $309 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
For those who live in Lewisburg, WV and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the West Virginia income tax rate and the West Virginia sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In West Virginia, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 7%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in West Virginia, the income tax rate ranges between 3% to 6.5%.

Goods & Services

ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.55$14.597.1%
Beauty Salon $30.96$34.6810.7%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.9%
Shampoo $0.96$1.026.1%
Movie $10.02$9.871.5%
Bowling $4.69$4.396.8%


ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.29$4.484.2%
Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4622.8%
Milk $1.57$2.3633.4%
Potatoes $3.03$3.061.0%
Pizza $9.21$9.240.4%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.26$99.787.5%
Doctor $105.00$105.030.0%
Dentist $105.00$88.7018.4%
Ibuprofen $8.89$9.415.5%
Lipitor $312.47$298.504.7%


ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $209,800.00$175,700.0019.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.01$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $756.00$920.0017.8%


ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.3%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%


ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$146.87$170.8014.0%
Phone $37.99$28.2634.4%
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.
Fairlea, WV2,04781-19%
Rupert, WV99382-18%
Falling Spring, WV21784-16%
Ronceverte, WV1,64485-15%
Alderson, WV99086-14%
Lewisburg, WV3,9171011%

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Lewisburg, WV3,9171011%
Source: The Lewisburg, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.