Wellsburg 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.
IndexWellsburgWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index8186100
IndexWellsburgWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index88100100
Groceries index97101100
Health care index9592100
Housing index4860100
Transportation index10697100
Utilities index10288100

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  • The cost of living in Wellsburg is 7% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Wellsburg is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wellsburg is 52% 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$52,750$4,396$1,231$1,583
Renters$15,842$1,320$370$475

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

ItemWellsburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.15$15.5615.5%
Beauty Salon $37.36$36.113.5%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.6%
Movie $9.94$10.131.9%
Bowling $4.01$4.7415.2%

Groceries

ItemWellsburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.88$3.9827.8%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.414.8%
Milk $1.86$2.0610.0%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.4%
Pizza $9.90$9.474.5%
Beer $10.34$8.7917.6%

Health Care

ItemWellsburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.03$101.0420.8%
Doctor $97.54$107.449.2%
Dentist $89.29$90.421.2%
Ibuprofen $8.86$9.284.5%
Lipitor $415.12$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemWellsburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $75,800.00$175,700.0056.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $961.34$1,133.2315.2%
Apartment Rent $540.00$920.0041.3%

Transportation

ItemWellsburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.999.7%
Tire Balancing $45.27$45.761.1%

Utilities

ItemWellsburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.95$163.8112.9%
Phone $25.21$28.3911.2%
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.
Windsor Heights, WV49175-25%
Wolfhurst, OH1,45876-24%
Pottery Addition, OH31677-23%
Bloomingdale, OH14777-23%
Adena, OH68978-22%
Wellsburg, WV2,76381-19%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Valentine, NE2,76383-17%
Poplar-Cotton Center, CA2,76495-5%
Sublimity, OR2,76411515%
Diamond, IL2,7641000%
Hooks, TX2,76286-14%
Wellsburg, WV2,76381-19%
Source: The Wellsburg, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.