Bennington, VT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
100
Bennington's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
1 out of 13
In Vermont
3,149 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Bennington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bennington, VT?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bennington has an overall cost of living index of 100 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Vermont, Bennington has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Vermont's index of 111.

The standard of living in Bennington ranks as #3,149 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Vermont. By definition, that implies Bennington ranks as the #3,269 most expensive place in the Green Mountain State.

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Bennington Cost Of Living Vs. Vermont

Living Expense Bennington Vermont National Average
Overall 100 111 100
Services 106 101 100
Groceries 119 114 100
Health 131 100 100
Housing 83 113 100
Transportation 112 116 100
Utilities 88 120 100
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Bennington Cost of Living Vs. VT

Bennington, VT Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Vermont, 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.

$162,700
Median Home Value
$866
Median Rent
$46,460
Median Income
Statistic Bennington Vermont United States
Median Home Value $162,700 $230,900 $229,800
Median Rent $866 $999 $1,096
Median Income $46,460 $63,477 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.5x 3.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Bennington Services Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Shampoo $1.0 $1.06
Movie $9.41 $10.68
Bowling $13.38 $14.67

Detailed Bennington Groceries Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Ground Beef $4.26 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.54 $1.39
Milk $2.49 $2.05

Detailed Bennington Health Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Haircut $17.43 $18.62
Beauty Salon $42.44 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.19 $2.34

Detailed Bennington Transportation Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Potatoes $3.73 $3.29
Pizza $10.34 $10.62
Beer $10.7 $9.38
Optometrist $140.16 $108.57
Doctor $175.88 $116.17
Dentist $137.14 $99.13

Detailed Bennington Utilities Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Gasoline $2.28 $2.22
Tire Balancing $63.56 $50.07
All Electricity $135.89 $167.67
Phone $181.09 $175.64

Bennington SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
4
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bennington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bennington
Albany, NY 96,860 104 1.0x
Saratoga Springs, NY 28,056 122 1.2x
Niskayuna, NY 19,741 110 1.1x
Cohoes, NY 16,708 101 1.0x
North Adams, MA 12,897 99 1.0x
Rensselaer, NY 9,223 100 1.0x
Colonie, NY 7,686 107 1.1x
Scotia, NY 7,648 98 1.0x
Westmere, NY 6,961 111 1.1x
Ballston Spa, NY 5,675 106 1.1x

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