Beckley, WV Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
87
Beckley's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
15 out of 31
In West Virginia
1,101 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 Beckley is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Beckley, WV?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Beckley has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only West Virginia, Beckley has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than West Virginia's index of 88.

The standard of living in Beckley ranks as #1,101 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in West Virginia. By definition, that implies Beckley ranks as the #5,317 most expensive place in the Mountain State.

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Beckley Cost Of Living Vs. West Virginia

Living Expense Beckley West Virginia National Average
Overall 87 88 100
Services 98 106 100
Groceries 96 100 100
Health 91 87 100
Housing 66 63 100
Transportation 93 89 100
Utilities 85 90 100
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Beckley Cost of Living Vs. WV

Beckley, WV Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in West 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.

$109,300
Median Home Value
$806
Median Rent
$42,972
Median Income
Statistic Beckley West Virginia United States
Median Home Value $109,300 $123,200 $229,800
Median Rent $806 $732 $1,096
Median Income $42,972 $48,037 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.5x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Beckley Services Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Beckley West Virginia
Shampoo $0.92 $1.06
Movie $9.96 $10.68
Bowling $13.78 $14.67

Detailed Beckley Groceries Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Beckley West Virginia
Ground Beef $4.55 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.18 $1.39
Milk $1.85 $2.05

Detailed Beckley Health Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Beckley West Virginia
Haircut $13.38 $18.62
Beauty Salon $36.03 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.86 $2.34

Detailed Beckley Transportation Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Beckley West Virginia
Potatoes $3.79 $3.29
Pizza $10.26 $10.62
Beer $9.92 $9.38
Optometrist $82.63 $108.57
Doctor $107.12 $116.17
Dentist $93.5 $99.13

Detailed Beckley Utilities Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Beckley West Virginia
Gasoline $2.13 $2.22
Tire Balancing $41.02 $50.07
All Electricity $130.92 $167.67
Phone $177.97 $175.64

Beckley SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Beckley

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Beckley
Charleston, WV 47,273 87 1.0x
South Charleston, WV 12,461 86 1.0x
Bluefield, WV 9,776 78 0.9x
Oak Hill, WV 8,249 79 0.9x
Princeton, WV 5,740 81 0.9x

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