Big Stone Gap, VA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
85
Big Stone Gap's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
10 out of 187
In Virginia
795 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Big Stone Gap is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Big Stone Gap, VA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Big Stone Gap has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Virginia, Big Stone Gap has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Virginia's index of 107.

The standard of living in Big Stone Gap ranks as #795 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Virginia. By definition, that implies Big Stone Gap ranks as the #5,611 most expensive place in the Old Dominion.

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Big Stone Gap Cost Of Living Vs. Virginia

Living Expense Big Stone Gap Virginia National Average
Overall 85 107 100
Services 96 99 100
Groceries 97 96 100
Health 91 97 100
Housing 62 130 100
Transportation 79 90 100
Utilities 103 100 100
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Big Stone Gap Cost of Living Vs. VA

Big Stone Gap, VA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Virginia, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$126,100
Median Home Value
$690
Median Rent
$46,979
Median Income
Statistic Big Stone Gap Virginia United States
Median Home Value $126,100 $273,100 $217,500
Median Rent $690 $1,234 $1,062
Median Income $46,979 $74,222 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.7x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Big Stone Gap Services Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Big Stone Gap Virginia
Shampoo $0.98 $1.01
Movie $11.79 $10.72
Bowling $7.33 $13.86

Detailed Big Stone Gap Groceries Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Big Stone Gap Virginia
Ground Beef $3.9 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.32 $1.4
Milk $2.04 $1.96

Detailed Big Stone Gap Health Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Big Stone Gap Virginia
Haircut $12.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $24.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.11 $2.32

Detailed Big Stone Gap Transportation Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Big Stone Gap Virginia
Potatoes $4.0 $3.18
Pizza $10.89 $10.39
Beer $9.75 $9.23
Optometrist $99.67 $106.34
Doctor $110.84 $115.25
Dentist $85.0 $98.38

Detailed Big Stone Gap Utilities Costs Vs. Virginia

Item Big Stone Gap Virginia
Gasoline $2.48 $2.59
Tire Balancing $26.0 $48.9
All Electricity $176.32 $167.6
Phone $182.13 $163.42

Big Stone Gap SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Big Stone Gap

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Big Stone Gap
Kingsport, TN 53,376 87 1.0x
Bristol, TN 26,852 85 1.0x
Greeneville, TN 14,942 86 1.0x
Elizabethton, TN 13,577 87 1.0x
Bloomingdale, TN 9,175 82 1.0x
Pikeville, KY 6,810 92 1.1x
Church Hill, TN 6,667 86 1.0x
Jonesborough, TN 5,427 92 1.1x
Mount Carmel, TN 5,293 88 1.0x
Hazard, KY 5,046 85 1.0x

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