Bellevue 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.
IndexBellevuePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index90102100
IndexBellevuePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97103100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index6393100
Transportation index120112100
Utilities index108112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Bellevue, PA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Bellevue, PA is 90, which is 11% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 10% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Bellevue, PA are 6% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 3% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Bellevue is 11% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Bellevue is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bellevue is 37% 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$73,168$6,097$1,707$2,195
Renters$27,525$2,294$642$826
The affordability of the housing market in Bellevue, PA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Bellevue, PA homeowners, the median income is $73,168. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,707 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $27,525. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $642 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Bellevue, PA, the Pennsylvania income tax and the Pennsylvania sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Pennsylvania maximum surtax is 8%, and the Pennsylvania sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07% in Pennsylvania.

Goods & Services

ItemBellevueNational 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

ItemBellevueNational 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

ItemBellevueNational 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

ItemBellevueNational avg.Difference
Home Price $102,400.00$175,700.0041.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $674.00$920.0026.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemBellevueNational 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.
Westland, PA881022%
Rankin, PA2,14279-21%
Braddock, PA2,03080-20%
North Braddock, PA4,84781-19%
Enlow, PA1,04082-18%
Bellevue, PA8,33890-10%

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Gonzales, CA8,33611212%
Athol, MA8,3401033%
Lewistown, PA8,34187-13%
Eaton, OH8,33478-22%
Jefferson City, TN8,34287-13%
Bellevue, PA8,33890-10%
Source: The Bellevue, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.