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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In West Virginia 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score64
  • Bluefield, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,366
  • Villas, Florida is one of those places that I'm sad to say has absolutely nothing to recommend it. After living in Villas for three years I couldn't take it anymore. I packed up my family and moved away…[read more]
73
  • Grafton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,156
59
  • Moundsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,858
59
  • Oak Hill, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,722
66
  • Princeton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
75
  • Clarksburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,226
  • The east coast has been an enjoyable place to call home. I am living in Clarksburg, West Virginia, which is not far from the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland borders. Such proximity has allowed me to…[read more]
67
  • Parkersburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,962
  • I am a resident of Parkersburg, VA. The living conditions here are not the greatest. The population is a little over 30, OO0 with 25% living in poverty. The advantage of the area is it's small and quaint…[read more]
61
  • Dunbar, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,714
70
  • New Martinsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,255
67
  • Nitro, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,505
68
  • St. Albans, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,788
  • Oh boy did I hate to even make a reference to such an awesome John Denver song in my title regarding St Albans, West Virginia, but I just couldn't help myself! Holy cow, this place is terrible with a…[read more]
62
  • Elkins, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,232
75
  • South Charleston, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,182
  • This is my hometown. It’s a city that is calm, peaceful and filled with lovely people. It has a population of about 13,450. Its small town is full of friendly and genuine people. It’s a city where…[read more]
64
  • Huntington, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,735
  • I lived in Huntington, WV for a short time after I graduated college. I found employment at St. Mary's Medical Center as a nurse, and enjoyed living a short drive away from my family in Cincinnati, OH.…[read more]
58
  • Beckley, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,348
  • Living in Beckley, WV, you will quickly find that the phrase "blue-collar" is something the town takes great pride in. The town started out as an old coal mining town and even has a museum with a…[read more]
71
  • Fairmont, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,699
  • Fairmont, WV is on the Monongahela River. Its motto is "Spend a Day ... Spend a Lifetime." The total area is 9 square miles. It is formed by the conjunction of the Tygart Valley River and West Fork…[read more]
82
  • Vienna, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,566
  • Known as the Pride of the Valley, Vienna is an idyllic city located in the heart of West Virginia in the Mid-Ohio Valley. I love living in Vienna because of the tight-knit community and plentiful…[read more]
67
  • Keyser, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,261
69
  • Buckhannon, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,645
77
  • Weirton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,307
  • As a former resident, living in Wierton, West Virginia had its perks as well as some things that were not so good. I'm gonna be honest, it was one of the safer cities that I have lived in, as I have…[read more]
68
  • Cross Lanes, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,899
63
  • Charleston, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,210
  • That's right. I was born in Charleston and moved away around 40 years ago after completing 6th grade. Still, I have distinct memories and the reviews I've read here are terribly depressing. Sounds like…[read more]
72
  • Wheeling, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,758
  • My family and I have enjoyed living in Wheeling, West Virginia over the last year-and-a-half. There is a lot to do in Wheeling for it to be such a small city. The city is home to the Capitol Music Hall,…[read more]
90
  • Pea Ridge, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,305
80
  • Hurricane, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,460
74
  • Brookhaven, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,300
77
  • Morgantown, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,364
  • Just south of the Pennsylvania border along Interstate 79 lies Morgantown, West Virginia, a city that has been on the rise over the course of the past few years. I absolutely love living in Morgantown.…[read more]
58
  • Martinsburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,613
  • Not a place to raise children. Other than government jobs, mainly factory/warehouse jobs, you will not earn wages that could support a single person's rent. Rent is way overpriced. Home construction is…[read more]
87
  • Teays Valley, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,706
  • Living in the highest rated city in West Virginia has been nothing short of a pleasant experience. Teays Valley is the place we call home, nature surrounds us and keeps things fresh every time the…[read more]
82
  • Bridgeport, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,364
73
  • Charles Town, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,682
87
  • Cheat Lake, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,671

Finding an affordable place to live in West Virginia is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in West Virginia that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in West Virginia. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of West Virginia.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in West Virginia with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in West Virginia, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in West Virginia, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.