Bennington, VT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
102
Bennington's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
4 out of 12
In Vermont
3,422 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 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 102 which is 1.0x higher 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 109.

The standard of living in Bennington ranks as #3,423 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Vermont. By definition, that implies Bennington ranks as the #2,983 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 102 109 100
Services 109 104 100
Groceries 119 111 100
Health 128 100 100
Housing 85 112 100
Transportation 106 113 100
Utilities 92 119 100
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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.

$156,400
Median Home Value
$831
Median Rent
$48,426
Median Income
Statistic Bennington Vermont United States
Median Home Value $156,400 $227,700 $217,500
Median Rent $831 $985 $1,062
Median Income $48,426 $61,973 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.2x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Bennington Services Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Shampoo $1.04 $1.01
Movie $10.63 $10.72
Bowling $13.0 $13.86

Detailed Bennington Groceries Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Ground Beef $4.52 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.79 $1.4
Milk $2.02 $1.96

Detailed Bennington Health Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Haircut $14.67 $17.49
Beauty Salon $44.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.82 $2.32

Detailed Bennington Transportation Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Potatoes $4.49 $3.18
Pizza $12.99 $10.39
Beer $10.66 $9.23
Optometrist $137.5 $106.34
Doctor $168.33 $115.25
Dentist $133.75 $98.38

Detailed Bennington Utilities Costs Vs. Vermont

Item Bennington Vermont
Gasoline $2.67 $2.59
Tire Balancing $55.32 $48.9
All Electricity $145.19 $167.6
Phone $178.27 $163.42

Bennington SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bennington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bennington
Albany, NY 97,478 102 1.0x
Saratoga Springs, NY 27,943 122 1.2x
Cohoes, NY 16,684 99 1.0x
North Adams, MA 12,959 100 1.0x
Rensselaer, NY 9,259 97 1.0x
Colonie, NY 7,737 108 1.1x
Scotia, NY 7,667 97 1.0x
Westmere, NY 6,933 111 1.1x
Ballston Spa, NY 5,399 107 1.0x
Mechanicville, NY 5,107 99 1.0x

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