Salt Rock 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.
IndexSalt RockWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index8691100
IndexSalt RockWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index96111100
Groceries index9095100
Health care index9796100
Housing index6960100
Transportation index83107100
Utilities index9693100

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  • The cost of living in Salt Rock is 5% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Salt Rock is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Salt Rock is 31% 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$44,071$3,673$1,028$1,322
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

ItemSalt RockNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.20$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $33.20$34.684.3%
Toothpaste $1.78$2.4728.0%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $9.31$9.875.7%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemSalt RockNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.73$4.485.7%
Fried Chicken $1.17$1.4620.1%
Milk $1.88$2.3620.2%
Potatoes $2.37$3.0622.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.248.1%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemSalt RockNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.90$99.7840.0%
Doctor $111.67$105.036.3%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $7.49$9.4120.4%
Lipitor $267.15$298.5010.5%

Housing

ItemSalt RockNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,800.00$175,700.0030.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $836.00$1,081.0322.7%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemSalt RockNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.75$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $36.75$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemSalt RockNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$161.00$170.805.7%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Wayne, WV2,03281-19%
Hamlin, WV1,42684-16%
West Hamlin, WV81484-16%
Proctorville, OH53581-19%
Lesage, WV1,58781-19%
Salt Rock, WV70286-14%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lemon Grove, FL70285-15%
Richmond, VT70211616%
Sheatown, PA70289-11%
Parkers Settlement, IN70289-11%
Evansville, IL70285-15%
Salt Rock, WV70286-14%
Source: The Salt Rock, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.