The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Cost of Living & Quality of Life

Wheeling presents an unparalleled quality of life. The comforts of a small town with the amenities of a big city are at your fingertips at a lower cost of living.

The access to national schools and hospitals of excellence plus unlimited cultural activities, a vibrant nightlife, sports and leisure make this area an attractive place to live.

Below are some salary comparisons between Wheeling and various cities nationwide. For more salary and cost-of-living comparisons, visit (you will be leaving our site).

Cost of living comparison to various cities ?
Chicago, IL $52,434 30.1% Cheaper
Charlotte, NC $65,833 12.2% Cheaper
Cleveland, OH $68,895 8.1% Cheaper
Columbus $68,895 8.1% Cheaper
Pittsburgh, PA $71,386 4.8% Cheaper

Cost of Living Comparison:

  • Wheeling, West Virginia - Columbus, Ohio
  • Columbus is 10% more expensive than Wheeling.
  • Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
  • Housing is 93% more expensive in Columbus.
  • A salary of $36,000 in Wheeling, West Virginia, is comparable to $39,486 in Columbus, Ohio (gross income difference = $64 per week).

Wheeling-Columbus Cost of Living Indexes

79 86
102 103
145 111
101 104
95 97

*100 = National Average ? Source:
From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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