Brownstown 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.
IndexBrownstownPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index84102100
IndexBrownstownPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index103103100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9497100
Housing index4193100
Transportation index101112100
Utilities index113112100

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  • The cost of living in Brownstown is 17% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Brownstown is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brownstown is 59% 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$46,528$3,877$1,086$1,396
Renters$21,429$1,786$500$643

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

ItemBrownstownNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.80$14.5912.3%
Beauty Salon $31.83$34.688.2%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.475.8%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $4.33$4.391.4%

Groceries

ItemBrownstownNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.93$4.4810.1%
Fried Chicken $1.60$1.469.3%
Milk $2.10$2.3610.9%
Potatoes $3.08$3.060.6%
Pizza $6.99$9.2424.4%
Beer $10.94$8.6326.7%

Health Care

ItemBrownstownNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.60$99.7817.2%
Doctor $90.75$105.0313.6%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $8.47$9.4110.0%
Lipitor $314.48$298.505.4%

Housing

ItemBrownstownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $55,800.00$175,700.0068.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,025.12$1,081.035.2%
Apartment Rent $583.00$920.0036.6%

Transportation

ItemBrownstownNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.095.2%
Tire Balancing $40.80$45.299.9%

Utilities

ItemBrownstownNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.86$170.807.6%
Phone $34.18$28.2621.0%
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.
Gordonville, PA67189-11%
Lebanon, PA25,55389-11%
Columbia, PA10,39992-8%
Lancaster, PA59,36893-7%
Hebron, PA1,03785-15%
Brownstown, PA71184-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Penhook, VA71112020%
Villa Verde, TX71164-36%
New Harmony, IN71186-14%
Avon, IL71178-22%
Altamont, PA71089-11%
Brownstown, PA71184-16%
Source: The Brownstown, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.