Churchville 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.
IndexChurchvillePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index150100100
IndexChurchvillePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index10899100
Groceries index116102100
Health care index10690100
Housing index23793100
Transportation index115109100
Utilities index124115100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Churchville, PA is displayed above. In Churchville, PA, the overall cost of living index is 150, which is 50% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 50% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Churchville, PA, the city's goods and services are 10% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 8% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Churchville is 50% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Churchville is 50% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Churchville is 137% higher 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$123,125$10,260$2,873$3,694
Renters$0$0$0$0
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Churchville, PA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Churchville, PA has a median income of about $123,125 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,873 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $0. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $0 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Churchville, PA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Pennsylvania, as well as the rate for income tax in Pennsylvania. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Pennsylvania is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Pennsylvania is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Pennsylvania starts from 3.07% and goes up to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemChurchvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.96$15.5615.4%
Beauty Salon $54.38$36.1150.6%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.5%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.6%
Movie $11.55$10.1314.0%
Bowling $5.13$4.748.4%

Groceries

ItemChurchvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.87$3.983.0%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.2%
Milk $1.97$2.064.5%
Potatoes $3.44$2.9815.2%
Pizza $10.38$9.479.6%
Beer $8.18$8.797.0%

Health Care

ItemChurchvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.70$101.041.6%
Doctor $124.15$107.4415.6%
Dentist $97.92$90.428.3%
Ibuprofen $9.59$9.283.3%
Lipitor $386.87$426.509.3%

Housing

ItemChurchvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $416,300.00$175,700.00136.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,520.01$1,133.2334.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemChurchvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$1.9911.9%
Tire Balancing $55.56$45.7621.4%

Utilities

ItemChurchvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$182.53$163.8111.4%
Phone $40.01$28.3940.9%
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.

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Arcadia University, PA62311313%
Trenton, NJ84,45999-1%
Beverly, NJ2,5731077%
Burlington, NJ9,8651088%
Roebling, NJ3,8611099%
Churchville, PA3,84315050%

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Cotulla, TX3,84372-28%
Emmetsburg, IA3,84481-19%
Fairbury, IL3,84289-11%
Green Oaks, IL3,84416868%
Laurel, DE3,84295-5%
Churchville, PA3,84315050%
Source: The Churchville, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.