Pennington Gap 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.
IndexPennington GapVirginiaNational
Cost of living index83108100
IndexPennington GapVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index100100100
Groceries index9194100
Health care index8999100
Housing index53133100
Transportation index9493100
Utilities index98100100

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  • The cost of living in Pennington Gap is 23% lower than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Pennington Gap is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pennington Gap is 47% lower than the national average.
  • Virginia general sales tax is 4% higher than the national average.
  • Virginia state income tax is 10% lower 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$31,818$2,652$742$955
Renters$18,750$1,563$437$563

Virginia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Virginia5.3%6%

Virginia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Virginia2%5.75%

Goods & Services

ItemPennington GapNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $32.33$34.686.8%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $3.85$4.3912.3%

Groceries

ItemPennington GapNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.67$4.484.3%
Fried Chicken $1.15$1.4621.5%
Milk $2.46$2.364.4%
Potatoes $3.31$3.068.1%
Pizza $11.49$9.2424.3%
Beer $8.58$8.630.6%

Health Care

ItemPennington GapNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.67$99.781.9%
Doctor $89.33$105.0315.0%
Dentist $85.33$88.703.8%
Ibuprofen $7.97$9.4115.3%
Lipitor $246.50$298.5017.4%

Housing

ItemPennington GapNational avg.Difference
Home Price $93,300.00$175,700.0046.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $818.14$1,081.0324.3%
Apartment Rent $471.00$920.0048.8%

Transportation

ItemPennington GapNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$2.092.6%
Tire Balancing $39.00$45.2913.9%

Utilities

ItemPennington GapNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.53$170.8010.1%
Phone $30.65$28.268.5%
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.
Kenvir, KY31673-27%
Cawood, KY65876-24%
Keokee, VA31376-24%
St. Charles, VA11977-23%
Rose Hill CDP (Lee County), VA79682-18%
Pennington Gap, VA1,78383-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Elida, OH1,78394-6%
West Unity, OH1,78381-19%
Shorewood Hills, WI1,78316060%
Argos, IN1,78380-20%
Bethlehem Village, CT1,78313030%
Pennington Gap, VA1,78383-17%
Source: The Pennington Gap, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.