Hilltop 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.
IndexHilltopWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index7888100
IndexHilltopWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index101102100
Groceries index88103100
Health care index11191100
Housing index2962100
Transportation index8898100
Utilities index11888100

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  • The cost of living in Hilltop is 11% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Hilltop is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hilltop is 71% 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$36,250$3,021$846$1,088
Renters$18,990$1,583$443$570

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

ItemHilltopNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.76$16.092.0%
Beauty Salon $33.44$37.3310.4%
Toothpaste $1.68$2.4531.6%
Shampoo $0.80$1.0019.8%
Movie $11.32$10.2810.2%
Bowling $4.46$4.939.6%

Groceries

ItemHilltopNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.57$3.806.2%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4024.2%
Milk $1.88$2.016.2%
Potatoes $2.54$3.0115.8%
Pizza $7.65$9.8922.6%
Beer $9.09$8.902.2%

Health Care

ItemHilltopNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.22$102.160.1%
Doctor $120.31$108.3611.0%
Dentist $111.97$92.5321.0%
Ibuprofen $8.45$9.288.9%
Lipitor $447.40$425.825.1%

Housing

ItemHilltopNational avg.Difference
Home Price $29,200.00$184,700.0084.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $717.00$1,202.4440.4%
Apartment Rent $552.00$949.0041.8%

Transportation

ItemHilltopNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$2.249.9%
Tire Balancing $39.18$46.2915.4%

Utilities

ItemHilltopNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.64$165.9613.4%
Phone $44.61$28.6855.5%
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.
Eccles, WV791000%
Bolt, WV6921000%
Prince, WV1031000%
Deep Water, WV33577-23%
Scarbro, WV69377-23%
Hilltop, WV71778-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tecumseh, IN71792-8%
Paraje, NM71779-21%
Carlton, MT71712222%
Lyons, IN71781-19%
Orient, NY71716969%
Hilltop, WV71778-22%
Source: The Hilltop, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.