Sissonville 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.
IndexSissonvilleWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index8991100
IndexSissonvilleWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index97111100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index10896100
Housing index6660100
Transportation index99107100
Utilities index10693100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Sissonville, WV. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Sissonville, WV being 89, that puts it 3% lower than the average of West Virginia and 11% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Sissonville, WV, the price of goods and services are 13% lower than the average of West Virginia as well as 3% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sissonville is 3% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Sissonville is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sissonville is 34% 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$46,822$3,902$1,092$1,405
Renters$35,268$2,939$823$1,058
The affordability of the housing market in Sissonville, WV as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Sissonville, WV homeowners, the median income is $46,822. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,092 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $35,268. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $823 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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%
The West Virginia sales tax and West Virginia income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Sissonville, WV. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The West Virginia sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 7%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The West Virginia income tax rates range from 3% to 6.5%.

Goods & Services

ItemSissonvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.55$14.597.1%
Beauty Salon $30.96$34.6810.7%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.9%
Shampoo $0.96$1.026.1%
Movie $10.02$9.871.5%
Bowling $4.69$4.396.8%

Groceries

ItemSissonvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.29$4.484.2%
Fried Chicken $1.13$1.4622.8%
Milk $1.57$2.3633.4%
Potatoes $3.03$3.061.0%
Pizza $9.21$9.240.4%
Beer $9.35$8.638.3%

Health Care

ItemSissonvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.26$99.787.5%
Doctor $105.00$105.030.0%
Dentist $105.00$88.7018.4%
Ibuprofen $8.89$9.415.5%
Lipitor $312.47$298.504.7%

Housing

ItemSissonvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $109,900.00$175,700.0037.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.01$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $682.00$920.0025.9%

Transportation

ItemSissonvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.94$2.097.3%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemSissonvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$146.87$170.8014.0%
Phone $37.99$28.2634.4%
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.
Jefferson, WV79285-15%
Hometown, WV47780-20%
Coal Fork, WV1,03786-14%
Elkview, WV1,20386-14%
Nitro, WV6,86086-14%
Sissonville, WV5,01789-11%

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Source: The Sissonville, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.