Dunbar, WV Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
85
Dunbar's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
11 out of 31
In West Virginia
777 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 Dunbar is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Dunbar, WV?

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

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

The standard of living in Dunbar ranks as #777 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in West Virginia. By definition, that implies Dunbar ranks as the #5,642 most expensive place in the Mountain State.

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Dunbar Cost Of Living Vs. West Virginia

Living Expense Dunbar West Virginia National Average
Overall 85 88 100
Services 96 106 100
Groceries 96 100 100
Health 92 87 100
Housing 56 63 100
Transportation 90 89 100
Utilities 84 90 100
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Dunbar Cost of Living Vs. WV

Dunbar, 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.

$98,400
Median Home Value
$786
Median Rent
$39,688
Median Income
Statistic Dunbar West Virginia United States
Median Home Value $98,400 $123,200 $229,800
Median Rent $786 $732 $1,096
Median Income $39,688 $48,037 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.5x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Dunbar Services Costs Vs. West Virginia

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

Detailed Dunbar Groceries Costs Vs. West Virginia

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

Detailed Dunbar Health Costs Vs. West Virginia

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

Detailed Dunbar Transportation Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Dunbar 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 Dunbar Utilities Costs Vs. West Virginia

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

Dunbar SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Dunbar

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Dunbar
Charleston, WV 47,273 87 1.0x
Teays Valley, WV 13,729 97 1.1x
South Charleston, WV 12,461 86 1.0x
St. Albans, WV 10,078 83 1.0x
Cross Lanes, WV 9,517 91 1.1x
Nitro, WV 6,498 84 1.0x
Hurricane, WV 6,225 89 1.0x

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