Westover 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.
IndexWestoverWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index9086100
IndexWestoverWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index100100100
Groceries index101101100
Health care index9292100
Housing index7460100
Transportation index9797100
Utilities index8888100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Westover, WV cost of living index. Compared to other cities in West Virginia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Westover, WV is 90, which is 5% higher than the West Virginia average and 10% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Westover, WV are equal to the average for West Virginia and equal to the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Westover is 5% higher than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Westover is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westover is 26% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Westover, WV to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Westover, WV, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Westover, WV salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Westover, WV, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Westover, WV homeowners have a median income of $52,115. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,216 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $20,762, which means there is a maximum of $484 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Westover, WV you will want to make sure you consider both the West Virginia sales tax and the West Virginia income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in West Virginia is 6%, with the highest surtax being 7%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in West Virginia have a range from 3% to 6.5%.

Goods & Services

ItemWestoverNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$15.5618.1%
Beauty Salon $32.72$36.119.4%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.3%
Shampoo $0.94$0.962.2%
Movie $10.20$10.130.7%
Bowling $4.17$4.7412.0%


ItemWestoverNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.19$3.985.2%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.413.8%
Milk $2.05$2.060.8%
Potatoes $3.45$2.9815.8%
Pizza $9.00$9.475.0%
Beer $8.55$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemWestoverNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$101.0411.3%
Doctor $96.00$107.4410.6%
Dentist $77.00$90.4214.8%
Ibuprofen $8.91$9.283.9%
Lipitor $443.98$426.504.1%


ItemWestoverNational avg.Difference
Home Price $129,200.00$175,700.0026.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,082.34$1,133.234.5%
Apartment Rent $694.00$920.0024.6%


ItemWestoverNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$1.996.9%
Tire Balancing $33.51$45.7626.8%


ItemWestoverNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.76$163.8120.8%
Phone $28.66$28.391.0%
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.

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Mapletown, PA15879-21%
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Monongah, WV1,02980-20%
Fairview, WV43581-19%
Grant Town, WV48282-18%
Westover, WV4,09990-10%

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Source: The Westover, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.