Overall 20%
Goods & Services 6%
Housing 48%
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.
IndexOak HillWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living8084100
Goods & Services94100100
Health care9988100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Oak Hill is 5% lower than the West Virginia average
  • The cost of living in Oak Hill is 20% lower than the national average
  • Oak Hill housing is 48% 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)
      The affordability of the housing market in Oak Hill, WV as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Oak Hill homeowners, the median income is $50,510. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,178 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $20,714. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $483 for their rent related monthly costs.

      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

      ItemOak HillNational 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%


      ItemOak HillNational 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

      ItemOak HillNational 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%


      ItemOak HillNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $89,100.00$184,700.0051.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,341.67$1,273.325.4%
      Apartment Rent $591.00$949.0037.7%


      ItemOak HillNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.44$2.595.9%
      Tire Balancing $35.96$48.9026.5%


      ItemOak HillNational 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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      Prince, WV10392-8%
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      Page, WV17272-28%
      Oak Hill, WV8,72280-20%

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      Sellersburg, IN8,72295-5%
      Beckett Ridge, OH8,7241055%
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      Oak Hill, WV8,72280-20%
      Source: The Oak Hill, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.