McMechen 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.
IndexMcMechenWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index8791100
IndexMcMechenWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index111111100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index9696100
Housing index4760100
Transportation index107107100
Utilities index9393100

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  • The cost of living in McMechen is 5% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in McMechen is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in McMechen is 53% 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$46,371$3,864$1,082$1,391
Renters$24,167$2,014$564$725

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

ItemMcMechenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$14.5912.6%
Beauty Salon $31.18$34.6810.1%
Toothpaste $2.60$2.475.1%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0217.4%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%

Groceries

ItemMcMechenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.03$4.4810.0%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.4612.6%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $3.54$3.0615.6%
Pizza $9.18$9.240.7%
Beer $8.76$8.631.5%

Health Care

ItemMcMechenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.75$99.7811.1%
Doctor $108.67$105.033.5%
Dentist $74.67$88.7015.8%
Ibuprofen $8.93$9.415.1%
Lipitor $315.71$298.505.8%

Housing

ItemMcMechenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $68,300.00$175,700.0061.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,224.16$1,081.0313.2%
Apartment Rent $598.00$920.0035.0%

Transportation

ItemMcMechenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.47$2.0918.0%
Tire Balancing $34.60$45.2923.6%

Utilities

ItemMcMechenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.34$170.8018.4%
Phone $30.99$28.269.7%
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.
Glencoe, OH22979-21%
Windsor Heights, WV49180-20%
Wolfhurst, OH1,45881-19%
Benwood, WV1,28682-18%
Bellaire, OH4,23983-17%
McMechen, WV1,68687-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tawas City, MI1,68683-17%
Gold Key Lake, PA1,68611212%
New Summerfield, TX1,68677-23%
North Bennington, VT1,6861088%
Dunnellon, FL1,68682-18%
McMechen, WV1,68687-13%
Source: The McMechen, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.