Paw Paw 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.
IndexPaw PawWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index8786100
IndexPaw PawWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index104100100
Groceries index94101100
Health care index10392100
Housing index6160100
Transportation index9097100
Utilities index9588100

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  • The cost of living in Paw Paw is 1% higher than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Paw Paw is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Paw Paw is 39% 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$28,000$2,333$653$840
Renters$16,563$1,380$386$497

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

ItemPaw PawNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.22$15.5634.4%
Beauty Salon $30.25$36.1116.2%
Toothpaste $3.08$2.4724.6%
Shampoo $1.19$0.9623.0%
Movie $9.67$10.134.5%
Bowling $4.67$4.741.4%

Groceries

ItemPaw PawNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.95$3.980.8%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4116.9%
Milk $1.81$2.0612.5%
Potatoes $3.08$2.983.2%
Pizza $9.83$9.473.8%
Beer $9.36$8.796.4%

Health Care

ItemPaw PawNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.89$101.0411.0%
Doctor $104.33$107.442.9%
Dentist $98.75$90.429.2%
Ibuprofen $9.77$9.285.3%
Lipitor $422.49$426.500.9%

Housing

ItemPaw PawNational avg.Difference
Home Price $107,400.00$175,700.0038.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,055.75$1,133.236.8%
Apartment Rent $558.00$920.0039.3%

Transportation

ItemPaw PawNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$1.992.8%
Tire Balancing $33.88$45.7626.0%

Utilities

ItemPaw PawNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.60$163.813.8%
Phone $27.03$28.394.8%
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.
Little Orleans, MD1999-1%
Oldtown, MD7999-1%
Spring Gap, MD3699-1%
Green Spring, WV17883-17%
Pleasant Grove, MD33986-14%
Paw Paw, WV50687-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Idaho City, ID50688-12%
Westhope, ND50684-16%
Cobb, WI50689-11%
Shueyville, IA50611616%
Bull Creek, MO50675-25%
Paw Paw, WV50687-13%
Source: The Paw Paw, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.