Cost of Living

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It’s thriving. It’s innovation. It’s opportunity.
It’s strategically located. It’s highly trained. It’s hard working.
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IT’S MORGANTOWN

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COST OF LIVING

The WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research released a cost of living index in 2015 that found the average cost of living in the Morgantown MSA was just 3.2 percent more than the national average. The research team surmised that the figure was driven mostly by housing costs, which are slightly higher than the national average. However, the research team also stated that other expenditures such as groceries, utilities, transportation and health care fall well below national averages. You can read the report in detail here (http://www.be.wvu.edu/bber/pdfs/BBER-2015-02.pdf).

97

overall cost of living rate compared to US/100

92.7

rate of grocery cost compared to US/100

93

rate of health costs compared to US/100

96

housing costs compared to US/100

93

rate of utilities compared to US/100

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transportation costs on par with US average/100

AVERAGE SALARY BY SECTOR