Connellsville 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.
IndexConnellsvillePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index87102100
IndexConnellsvillePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index111103100
Groceries index95105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index4593100
Transportation index107112100
Utilities index93112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Connellsville, PA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Connellsville, PA is 87, which is 15% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 13% 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 Connellsville, PA are 8% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 11% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Connellsville is 15% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Connellsville is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Connellsville is 55% 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$44,959$3,747$1,049$1,349
Renters$20,938$1,745$489$628
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Connellsville, PA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Connellsville, PA homeowners, is $44,959. This would allow for a maximum of $1,049 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $20,938 which would result in a maximum of $489 to be spent on rental costs.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Connellsville, PA is the Pennsylvania sales tax and Pennsylvania income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Pennsylvania sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Pennsylvania income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemConnellsvilleNational 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

ItemConnellsvilleNational 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

ItemConnellsvilleNational 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

ItemConnellsvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $71,100.00$175,700.0059.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,224.16$1,081.0313.2%
Apartment Rent $524.00$920.0043.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemConnellsvilleNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Naomi, PA611022%
Star Junction, PA54482-18%
Rowes Run, PA33684-16%
Donora, PA4,73383-17%
Buffington, PA35384-16%
Connellsville, PA7,57887-13%

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Source: The Connellsville, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.