Cost of Living


The overall cost of living in the West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone is 22.6% lower than national costs.

Cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount less than 100 means the cost of living is less expensive than the US average. A cost-of-living index above 100 means it is more expensive. The twelve counties in the West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone score an average of 77.4 on the scale.

Below is a breakdown of the cost of living for a two-parent, two-child family in the Hardwood Alliance Zone.

Married-Couple Families Average Annual Income

West Virginia $89,118

West Virginia Monthly Cost of Living

Housing $704
Food $713
Child Care $1,134
Transportation $1,176
Health Care $1,377
Other $512
Taxes $501