Cost of Living Comparison

Just as important to your workforce as quality of living issues, are issues of affordability and cost of living. Following is a comparison of the Wolf Creek Park, Southern West Virginia area to other locales as they relate to food costs, housing costs, utility costs, transportation costs and health care costs:

Cost of Living/Affordability Data
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Rural New Jersey

Groceries
+ 20.440%
Housing
+ 104.106%
Utilities
+ 12.996%
Transportation
+ 20.947%
Health Care
+ 20.913%

Metro New Jersey

Groceries
+ 21.978%
Housing
+ 139.130%
Utilities
+ 16.964%
Transportation
+ 14.842%
Health Care
+ 14.968%

Delaware

Groceries
+ 36.923%
Housing
+21.618%
Utilities
+ 8.333%
Transportation
+ 13.895%
Health Care
+ 2.548%

Asheville, North Carolina

Groceries
+ 4.176%
Housing
+ 42.029%
Utilities
– 11.706%
Transportation
+ 10.316%
Health Care
+ 11.465%

Metro Ohio

Groceries
– 4.835%
Housing
+ 7.246%
Utilities
+ 7.837%
Transportation
+ 6.842%
Health Care
-1.699%

Western Pennsylvania

Groceries
+ 7.143%
Housing
+ 2.657%
Utilities
– 3.274%
Transportation
+ 19.474%
Health Care
-13.482%

South Carolina

Groceries
+ 2.747%
Housing
+ 13.647%
Utilities
+ 3.671%
Transportation
– 2.526%
Health Care
+ 9.448%

Tennessee

Groceries
+ 2.308%
Housing
+ 3.261%
Utilities
– 14.385%
Transportation
+ 6.105%
Health Care
+ 11.253%

DC Metro

Groceries
+ 38.132%
Housing
+ 151.449%
Utilities
+ 2.381%
Transportation
+ 27.158%
Health Care
+ 46.072%

Metro Florida

Groceries
+ 7.802%
Housing
+ 11.232%
Utilities
– 3.571%
Transportation
+ 5.263%
Health Care
– 8.705%

Atlanta, Georgia

Groceries
+ 4.835%
Housing
+ 9.541%
Utilities
– 13.790%
Transportation
+ 7.684%
Health Care
+ 17.516%

Lexington, Kentucky

Groceries
+ 1.209%
Housing
+ 5.918%
Utilities
+ 17.758%
Transportation
– 1.684%
Health Care
+ 5.414%

Rural Michigan

Groceries
+ 16.154%
Housing
+ 10.145%
Utilities
+ 11.012%
Transportation
+ 11.474%
Health Care
+ 2.548%

Rural Virginia

Groceries
– 1.648%
Housing
+ 6.884%
Utilities
– 8.929%
Transportation
– 4.842%
Health Care
+ 2.548%

Washington State

Groceries
+ 21.648%
Housing
+ 6.884%
Utilities
– 24.107%
Transportation
+ 4.526%
Health Care
+ 43.206%

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