According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Fairmont has an overall cost of living index of 84 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only West Virginia, Fairmont has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than West Virginia's index of 84.
The standard of living in Fairmont ranks as #647 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in West Virginia. By definition, that implies Fairmont ranks as the #5,760 most expensive place in the Mountain State.
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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.