Martinsburg, WV Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Martinsburg's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Martinsburg is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Martinsburg, WV?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Martinsburg has an overall cost of living index of 94 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only West Virginia, Martinsburg has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than West Virginia's index of 84.

The standard of living in Martinsburg ranks as #2371 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in West Virginia. By definition, that implies Martinsburg ranks as the #4035 most expensive place in the Mountain State.

Martinsburg Cost Of Living Vs. West Virginia

Living Expense Martinsburg West Virginia National Average
Overall 94 84 100
Services 102 100 100
Groceries 95 91 100
Health 101 88 100
Housing 82 62 100
Transportation 88 87 100
Utilities 102 89 100
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Martinsburg, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Martinsburg West Virginia United States
Median Home Value $150,500 $115,000 $204,900
Median Rent $953 $711 $1,023
Median Income $41,649 $44,921 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.6x 2.6x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Martinsburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Martinsburg
North Potomac, MD 24,148 169 1.8x
Clarksburg, MD 23,548 151 1.6x
Franklin Farm, VA 18,727 169 1.8x
Broadlands, VA 13,704 163 1.7x
Dranesville, VA 11,802 165 1.8x
Travilah, MD 11,633 227 2.4x
Lowes Island, VA 11,111 164 1.7x
Floris, VA 8,305 179 1.9x
Belmont, VA 6,629 188 2.0x
Darnestown, MD 6,424 175 1.9x

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