West Virginia renters looking for the least expensive areas to rent should look for the areas towards the red end of the spectrum on the rent cost map. Those who don't mind paying for high-end and luxury apartments should seek out apartments in the purple and dark green areas.

West Virginia map of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in West Virginia is about $883 per month. This puts it in the 4th percentile compared to the nation average cost of rent, which is $1,385. Households in West Virginia have a median income of $4,244 per month so the average renter in West Virginia is spending roughly 21% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in West Virginia, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in West Virginia is $180,497 right now, which is lower than states nearby, meaning that rents in West Virginia also tend to be lower versus these nearby states.

Higher rent prices are common in the northeastern parts of West Virginia while lower rent rates are often available in central areas.

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