Buffington 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.
IndexBuffingtonPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index84102100
IndexBuffingtonPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index111103100
Groceries index95105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index3793100
Transportation index107112100
Utilities index93112100

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  • The cost of living in Buffington is 18% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Buffington is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Buffington is 63% 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$46,371$3,864$1,082$1,391
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemBuffingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$14.5912.6%
Beauty Salon $31.18$34.6810.1%
Toothpaste $2.60$2.475.1%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0217.4%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%

Groceries

ItemBuffingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.03$4.4810.0%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.4612.6%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $3.54$3.0615.6%
Pizza $9.18$9.240.7%
Beer $8.76$8.631.5%

Health Care

ItemBuffingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.75$99.7811.1%
Doctor $108.67$105.033.5%
Dentist $74.67$88.7015.8%
Ibuprofen $8.93$9.415.1%
Lipitor $315.71$298.505.8%

Housing

ItemBuffingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $64,800.00$175,700.0063.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,224.16$1,081.0313.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBuffingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.47$2.0918.0%
Tire Balancing $34.60$45.2923.6%

Utilities

ItemBuffingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.34$170.8018.4%
Phone $30.99$28.269.7%
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%
Ronco, PA6275-25%
Nemacolin, PA53979-21%
Marianna, PA53983-17%
Brownsville, PA2,37883-17%
Buffington, PA35384-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Riggins, ID35396-4%
Columbia, NJ35311010%
Westphalia, MO35389-11%
Hope, KS35380-20%
Sigel, IL35383-17%
Buffington, PA35384-16%
Source: The Buffington, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.