Brush Fork cost of living index

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. 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBrush ForkWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living7884100
IndexBrush ForkWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services94100100
Groceries9491100
Health care9988100
Housing4562100
Transportation8587100
Utilities8689100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Brush Fork is 8% lower than the West Virginia average
  • The cost of living in Brush Fork is 22% lower than the national average
  • Brush Fork housing is 55% 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$36,518$3,043$852$1,096
      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

      ItemBrush ForkNational 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

      ItemBrush ForkNational 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

      ItemBrush ForkNational 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

      ItemBrush ForkNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $74,000.00$184,700.0059.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,341.67$1,273.325.4%
      Apartment Rent $530.00$949.0044.2%

      Transportation

      ItemBrush ForkNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.44$2.595.9%
      Tire Balancing $35.96$48.9026.5%

      Utilities

      ItemBrush ForkNational 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.

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Maybeury, WV10892-8%
      Kimball, WV11592-8%
      Montcalm, WV65392-8%
      Covel, WV12092-8%
      Vivian, WV7292-8%
      Brush Fork, WV1,35978-22%

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      Brush Fork, WV1,35978-22%
      Source: The Brush Fork, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.