Bennington, VT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Bennington's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
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 #3423 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Vermont. By definition, that implies Bennington ranks as the #2983 most expensive place in the Green Mountain State.

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, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Bennington Vermont United States
Median Home Value $157,300 $223,700 $204,900
Median Rent $843 $972 $1,023
Median Income $44,111 $60,076 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.6x 3.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bennington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bennington
Albany, NY 97,889 102 1.0x
Saratoga Springs, NY 27,772 122 1.2x
Cohoes, NY 16,599 99 1.0x
North Adams, MA 13,089 100 1.0x
Rensselaer, NY 9,290 97 1.0x
Colonie, NY 7,793 108 1.1x
Scotia, NY 7,715 97 1.0x
Westmere, NY 7,001 111 1.1x
Ballston Spa, NY 5,443 107 1.0x
Mechanicville, NY 5,144 99 1.0x

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