Ripley 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.
IndexRipleyWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living index8588100
IndexRipleyWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services index97102100
Groceries index99103100
Health care index9291100
Housing index6162100
Transportation index9798100
Utilities index7888100

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  • The cost of living in Ripley is 4% lower than the West Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Ripley is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ripley is 39% 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$42,500$3,542$992$1,275
Renters$20,064$1,672$468$602

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

ItemRipleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.03$16.0912.8%
Beauty Salon $33.40$37.3310.5%
Toothpaste $1.77$2.4527.5%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0012.7%
Movie $9.83$10.284.3%
Bowling $5.23$4.936.0%

Groceries

ItemRipleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$3.800.9%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.406.7%
Milk $1.43$2.0128.9%
Potatoes $2.48$3.0117.7%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.29$8.906.8%

Health Care

ItemRipleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $59.51$102.1641.7%
Doctor $99.16$108.368.5%
Dentist $86.52$92.536.5%
Ibuprofen $8.83$9.284.8%
Lipitor $420.60$425.821.2%

Housing

ItemRipleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,400.00$184,700.0039.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $855.90$1,202.4428.8%
Apartment Rent $597.00$949.0037.1%

Transportation

ItemRipleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.241.9%
Tire Balancing $40.26$46.2913.0%

Utilities

ItemRipleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$118.31$165.9628.7%
Phone $24.67$28.6814.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Leon, WV16177-23%
Buffalo, WV1,30079-21%
Hartford City, WV65280-20%
New Haven, WV1,33180-20%
Syracuse, OH73081-19%
Ripley, WV3,23985-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mauriceville, TX3,23988-12%
Melwood, MD3,23911717%
Strathmore, CA3,2401000%
Denmark, SC3,23886-14%
La Vale, MD3,23794-6%
Ripley, WV3,23985-15%
Source: The Ripley, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.