Bethlehem 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.
IndexBethlehemWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index9688100
IndexBethlehemWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index97102100
Groceries index110103100
Health care index9491100
Housing index7962100
Transportation index10798100
Utilities index11088100

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  • The cost of living in Bethlehem is 9% higher than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Bethlehem is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bethlehem is 21% 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$68,702$5,725$1,603$2,061
Renters$41,563$3,464$970$1,247

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

ItemBethlehemNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.53$16.099.0%
Beauty Salon $32.20$37.3313.7%
Toothpaste $2.41$2.451.5%
Shampoo $1.02$1.001.6%
Movie $9.93$10.283.4%
Bowling $4.13$4.9316.3%

Groceries

ItemBethlehemNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.53$3.807.1%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.4012.6%
Milk $1.90$2.015.5%
Potatoes $2.99$3.010.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.891.1%
Beer $10.08$8.9013.3%

Health Care

ItemBethlehemNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.58$102.1615.2%
Doctor $98.75$108.368.9%
Dentist $86.30$92.536.7%
Ibuprofen $9.43$9.281.6%
Lipitor $415.17$425.822.5%

Housing

ItemBethlehemNational avg.Difference
Home Price $137,000.00$184,700.0025.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,031.03$1,202.4414.3%
Apartment Rent $871.00$949.008.2%

Transportation

ItemBethlehemNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.2416.1%
Tire Balancing $40.59$46.2912.3%

Utilities

ItemBethlehemNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.46$165.9612.3%
Phone $30.99$28.688.0%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Glencoe, OH13776-24%
Benwood, WV1,38580-20%
Wolfhurst, OH1,18583-17%
Bellaire, OH4,18980-20%
Beech Bottom, WV60484-16%
Bethlehem, WV2,48996-4%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Deerfield, WI2,4881044%
Petersburg, IN2,48879-21%
Fruitland, NC2,49082-18%
West Terre Haute, IN2,49082-18%
Sterling, KS2,49080-20%
Bethlehem, WV2,48996-4%
Source: The Bethlehem, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.