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Overall 16%
Goods & Services 6%
Housing 35%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexAlum CreekWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living8484100
Goods & Services94100100
Groceries9491100
Health care9988100
Housing6562100
Transportation8587100
Utilities8689100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Alum Creek is equal to the West Virginia average
  • The cost of living in Alum Creek is 16% lower than the national average
  • Alum Creek housing is 35% lower than the national average
  • West Virginia general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average
  • West Virginia state income tax is 22% 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$37,228$3,102$869$1,117
      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

      ItemAlum CreekNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $13.50$17.4922.8%
      Beauty Salon $46.00$38.1720.5%
      Toothpaste $2.19$2.325.6%
      Shampoo $0.94$1.017.1%
      Movie $11.75$10.729.6%
      Bowling $12.75$13.868.0%

      Groceries

      ItemAlum CreekNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.10$3.905.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.8%
      Milk $1.95$1.960.6%
      Potatoes $3.45$3.188.4%
      Pizza $10.49$10.390.9%
      Beer $9.83$9.236.5%

      Health Care

      ItemAlum CreekNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $63.75$106.3440.0%
      Doctor $129.75$115.2512.6%
      Dentist $100.33$98.382.0%
      Ibuprofen $8.99$9.262.9%
      Lipitor $436.50$466.476.4%

      Housing

      ItemAlum CreekNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $120,800.00$184,700.0034.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,341.67$1,273.325.4%
      Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

      Transportation

      ItemAlum CreekNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.44$2.595.9%
      Tire Balancing $35.96$48.9026.5%

      Utilities

      ItemAlum CreekNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$130.62$167.6022.1%
      Phone $175.14$163.427.2%
      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.
      Comfort, WV24292-8%
      Racine, WV25378-22%
      Hamlin, WV1,53179-21%
      Jefferson, WV82279-21%
      Danville, WV78880-20%
      Alum Creek, WV1,94984-16%

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      Mannington, WV1,95181-19%
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      Source: The Alum Creek, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.