Martinsburg, WV Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
94
Martinsburg's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
28 out of 32
In West Virginia
2,370 out of 6,399
In America
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 #2,371 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in West Virginia. By definition, that implies Martinsburg ranks as the #4,035 most expensive place in the Mountain State.

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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 Cost of Living Vs. WV

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.

$157,200
Median Home Value
$948
Median Rent
$42,835
Median Income
Statistic Martinsburg West Virginia United States
Median Home Value $157,200 $119,600 $217,500
Median Rent $948 $725 $1,062
Median Income $42,835 $46,711 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.7x 2.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Martinsburg Services Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Martinsburg West Virginia
Shampoo $1.39 $1.01
Movie $10.65 $10.72
Bowling $16.0 $13.86

Detailed Martinsburg Groceries Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Martinsburg West Virginia
Ground Beef $3.87 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.32 $1.4
Milk $1.82 $1.96

Detailed Martinsburg Health Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Martinsburg West Virginia
Haircut $10.75 $17.49
Beauty Salon $33.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.12 $2.32

Detailed Martinsburg Transportation Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Martinsburg West Virginia
Potatoes $2.98 $3.18
Pizza $11.5 $10.39
Beer $10.82 $9.23
Optometrist $111.5 $106.34
Doctor $122.5 $115.25
Dentist $95.65 $98.38

Detailed Martinsburg Utilities Costs Vs. West Virginia

Item Martinsburg West Virginia
Gasoline $2.55 $2.59
Tire Balancing $36.25 $48.9
All Electricity $177.43 $167.6
Phone $175.14 $163.42

Martinsburg SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Martinsburg

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Martinsburg
Clarksburg, MD 24,767 151 1.6x
North Potomac, MD 23,914 169 1.8x
Franklin Farm, VA 18,321 169 1.8x
Broadlands, VA 13,576 163 1.7x
Dranesville, VA 11,661 165 1.8x
Travilah, MD 11,301 227 2.4x
Lowes Island, VA 10,860 164 1.7x
Floris, VA 8,291 179 1.9x
Belmont, VA 6,632 188 2.0x
Darnestown, MD 6,462 175 1.9x

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