Sissonville 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.
IndexSissonvilleWest VirginiaNational
Cost of living8484100
IndexSissonvilleWest VirginiaNational
Goods & Services94100100
Groceries9491100
Health care9988100
Housing6462100
Transportation8587100
Utilities8689100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Sissonville is 1% lower than the West Virginia average
  • The cost of living in Sissonville is 16% lower than the national average
  • Sissonville housing is 36% 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$43,750$3,646$1,021$1,313
      Renters$39,620$3,302$924$1,189
      The affordability of the housing market in Sissonville, 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 Sissonville homeowners, the median income is $43,750. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,021 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $39,620. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $924 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

      ItemSissonvilleNational 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

      ItemSissonvilleNational 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

      ItemSissonvilleNational 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

      ItemSissonvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $111,000.00$184,700.0039.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,341.67$1,273.325.4%
      Apartment Rent $696.00$949.0026.7%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemSissonvilleNational 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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Jefferson, WV82279-21%
      Hometown, WV48782-18%
      Big Chimney, WV37981-19%
      Dunbar, WV7,71482-18%
      Nitro, WV6,50582-18%
      Sissonville, WV4,52384-16%

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      Source: The Sissonville, WV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.