Princeton, WV Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
81
Princeton's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
6 out of 32
In West Virginia
305 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 Princeton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Princeton, WV?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Princeton has an overall cost of living index of 81 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only West Virginia, Princeton has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than West Virginia's index of 84.

The standard of living in Princeton ranks as #305 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in West Virginia. By definition, that implies Princeton ranks as the #6,102 most expensive place in the Mountain State.

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Princeton Cost Of Living Vs. West Virginia

Living Expense Princeton West Virginia National Average
Overall 81 84 100
Services 94 100 100
Groceries 94 91 100
Health 99 88 100
Housing 55 62 100
Transportation 85 87 100
Utilities 86 89 100
For more reading on cost of living around West Virginia, check out:
Princeton Cost of Living Vs. WV

Princeton, 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.

$93,700
Median Home Value
$711
Median Rent
$42,025
Median Income
Statistic Princeton West Virginia United States
Median Home Value $93,700 $119,600 $217,500
Median Rent $711 $725 $1,062
Median Income $42,025 $46,711 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Princeton Services Costs Vs. West Virginia

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

Detailed Princeton Groceries Costs Vs. West Virginia

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

Detailed Princeton Health Costs Vs. West Virginia

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

Detailed Princeton Transportation Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Princeton 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 Princeton Utilities Costs Vs. West Virginia

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

Princeton SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Princeton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Princeton
Blacksburg, VA 44,303 105 1.3x
Christiansburg, VA 22,163 92 1.1x
Radford, VA 17,691 89 1.1x
Bluefield, WV 9,889 78 1.0x
Pulaski, VA 8,799 81 1.0x
Oak Hill, WV 8,336 80 1.0x
Wytheville, VA 7,957 90 1.1x
Marion, VA 5,706 82 1.0x
Richlands, VA 5,368 80 1.0x

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