Birchwood Lakes 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.
IndexBirchwood LakesPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index101102100
IndexBirchwood LakesPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index112103100
Groceries index110105100
Health care index11397100
Housing index8293100
Transportation index111112100
Utilities index97112100

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  • The cost of living in Birchwood Lakes is 1% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Birchwood Lakes is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Birchwood Lakes is 18% 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$50,913$4,243$1,188$1,528
Renters$15,795$1,316$369$474

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

ItemBirchwood LakesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $32.75$34.685.6%
Toothpaste $1.99$2.4719.5%
Shampoo $1.08$1.025.7%
Movie $11.70$9.8718.6%
Bowling $4.72$4.397.5%

Groceries

ItemBirchwood LakesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.44$4.480.8%
Fried Chicken $1.97$1.4634.6%
Milk $2.57$2.369.1%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.79$8.631.8%

Health Care

ItemBirchwood LakesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.25$99.782.5%
Doctor $86.25$105.0317.9%
Dentist $119.50$88.7034.7%
Ibuprofen $10.32$9.419.6%
Lipitor $351.24$298.5017.7%

Housing

ItemBirchwood LakesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $115,900.00$175,700.0034.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,607.16$1,081.0348.7%
Apartment Rent $1,088.00$920.0018.3%

Transportation

ItemBirchwood LakesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.093.7%
Tire Balancing $58.80$45.2929.8%

Utilities

ItemBirchwood LakesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.83$170.808.8%
Phone $29.75$28.265.3%
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.
Ross Corner, NJ011010%
Pine Ridge, PA2,8871011%
Sunrise Lake, PA1,6481022%
Pocono Ranch Lands, PA1,015100-0%
Port Jervis, NY8,7361066%
Birchwood Lakes, PA1,6951011%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Liberty, OH1,69590-10%
Randolph, WI1,69593-7%
South Connellsville, PA1,69588-12%
Sardis City, AL1,69586-14%
Cedarville, AR1,69585-15%
Birchwood Lakes, PA1,6951011%
Source: The Birchwood Lakes, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.