Belle Vernon cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBelle VernonPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index85102100
IndexBelle VernonPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97103100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index4493100
Transportation index120112100
Utilities index108112100

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  • The cost of living in Belle Vernon is 17% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Belle Vernon is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Belle Vernon is 56% lower than the national average.
  • Pennsylvania general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Pennsylvania state income tax is 38% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$45,000$3,750$1,050$1,350
Renters$24,853$2,071$580$746

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%

Goods & Services

ItemBelle VernonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.25$14.599.2%
Beauty Salon $37.49$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $8.65$9.8712.3%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemBelle VernonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $2.04$2.3613.4%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.70$9.245.9%
Beer $9.99$8.6315.7%

Health Care

ItemBelle VernonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $89.83$105.0314.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $9.92$9.415.4%
Lipitor $325.87$298.509.2%

Housing

ItemBelle VernonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $69,700.00$175,700.0060.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $483.00$920.0047.5%

Transportation

ItemBelle VernonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.0922.4%
Tire Balancing $51.54$45.2913.8%

Utilities

ItemBelle VernonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.47$170.8017.4%
Phone $26.50$28.266.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Naomi, PA611022%
Marianna, PA53983-17%
Brownsville, PA2,37883-17%
Star Junction, PA54482-18%
Rowes Run, PA33684-16%
Belle Vernon, PA1,16585-15%

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Chinook, MT1,16583-17%
Epps, LA1,16578-22%
Paul, ID1,16585-15%
Los Alamos, CA1,16612727%
Rand, WV1,16482-18%
Belle Vernon, PA1,16585-15%
Source: The Belle Vernon, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.