Bluefield, WV Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
78
Bluefield's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
1 out of 32
In West Virginia
110 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 Bluefield is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bluefield, WV?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bluefield has an overall cost of living index of 78 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only West Virginia, Bluefield has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than West Virginia's index of 84.

The standard of living in Bluefield ranks as #110 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in West Virginia. By definition, that implies Bluefield ranks as the #6,297 most expensive place in the Mountain State.

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Bluefield Cost Of Living Vs. West Virginia

Living Expense Bluefield West Virginia National Average
Overall 78 84 100
Services 94 100 100
Groceries 94 91 100
Health 99 88 100
Housing 47 62 100
Transportation 85 87 100
Utilities 86 89 100
For more reading on cost of living around West Virginia, check out:
Bluefield Cost of Living Vs. WV

Bluefield, 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.

$84,100
Median Home Value
$664
Median Rent
$36,793
Median Income
Statistic Bluefield West Virginia United States
Median Home Value $84,100 $119,600 $217,500
Median Rent $664 $725 $1,062
Median Income $36,793 $46,711 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.3x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Bluefield Services Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Bluefield West Virginia
Shampoo $0.94 $1.01
Movie $11.75 $10.72
Bowling $12.75 $13.86

Detailed Bluefield Groceries Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Bluefield West Virginia
Ground Beef $4.1 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.49 $1.4
Milk $1.95 $1.96

Detailed Bluefield Health Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Bluefield West Virginia
Haircut $13.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $46.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.19 $2.32

Detailed Bluefield Transportation Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Bluefield West Virginia
Potatoes $3.45 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $9.83 $9.23
Optometrist $63.75 $106.34
Doctor $129.75 $115.25
Dentist $100.33 $98.38

Detailed Bluefield Utilities Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Bluefield West Virginia
Gasoline $2.44 $2.59
Tire Balancing $35.96 $48.9
All Electricity $130.62 $167.6
Phone $175.14 $163.42

Bluefield SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bluefield

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bluefield
Blacksburg, VA 44,303 105 1.3x
Christiansburg, VA 22,163 92 1.2x
Radford, VA 17,691 89 1.1x
Beckley, WV 16,452 84 1.1x
Pulaski, VA 8,799 81 1.0x
Wytheville, VA 7,957 90 1.2x
Princeton, WV 5,831 81 1.0x
Marion, VA 5,706 82 1.1x
Richlands, VA 5,368 80 1.0x

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