Union 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.
IndexUnionWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index8991100
IndexUnionWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index97111100
Groceries index9295100
Health care index10896100
Housing index6760100
Transportation index99107100
Utilities index10693100

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  • The cost of living in Union is 2% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Union is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Union is 33% 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$42,778$3,565$998$1,283
Renters$11,477$956$268$344

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

ItemUnionNational 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

ItemUnionNational 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

ItemUnionNational 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

ItemUnionNational avg.Difference
Home Price $126,800.00$175,700.0027.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $955.01$1,081.0311.7%
Apartment Rent $518.00$920.0043.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemUnionNational 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.
Fairlea, WV2,04781-19%
Peterstown, WV44284-16%
Ronceverte, WV1,64485-15%
Alderson, WV99086-14%
White Sulphur Springs, WV2,50487-13%
Union, WV64789-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Meyers Lake, OH64799-1%
Brent, OK64783-17%
Summertown, TN64788-12%
Holdingford, MN64792-8%
San Ardo, CA64793-7%
Union, WV64789-11%
Source: The Union, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.