Mason 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.
IndexMasonWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index7788100
IndexMasonWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index97102100
Groceries index99103100
Health care index9291100
Housing index3762100
Transportation index9798100
Utilities index7888100

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  • The cost of living in Mason is 12% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Mason is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mason is 63% 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$33,194$2,766$774$996
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

ItemMasonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.03$16.0912.8%
Beauty Salon $33.40$37.3310.5%
Toothpaste $1.77$2.4527.5%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0012.7%
Movie $9.83$10.284.3%
Bowling $5.23$4.936.0%

Groceries

ItemMasonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$3.800.9%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.406.7%
Milk $1.43$2.0128.9%
Potatoes $2.48$3.0117.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.29$8.906.8%

Health Care

ItemMasonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.51$102.1641.7%
Doctor $99.16$108.368.5%
Dentist $86.52$92.536.5%
Ibuprofen $8.83$9.284.8%
Lipitor $420.60$425.821.2%

Housing

ItemMasonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $62,000.00$184,700.0066.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $855.90$1,202.4428.8%
Apartment Rent $440.00$949.0053.6%

Transportation

ItemMasonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.241.9%
Tire Balancing $40.26$46.2913.0%

Utilities

ItemMasonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$118.31$165.9628.7%
Phone $24.67$28.6814.0%
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.
Henderson, WV19776-24%
Pomeroy, OH1,96178-22%
Middleport, OH2,14378-22%
Point Pleasant, WV4,28179-21%
Hartford City, WV65280-20%
Mason, WV85077-23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fairfield Beach, OH85087-13%
Sandersville, MS85078-22%
Helenwood, TN85079-21%
Southwest Harbor, ME85011616%
Cottageville, SC85192-8%
Mason, WV85077-23%
Source: The Mason, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.