Coraopolis 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.
IndexCoraopolisPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index88102100
IndexCoraopolisPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97103100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index5493100
Transportation index120112100
Utilities index108112100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Coraopolis, PA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Coraopolis, PA enjoy a cost of living index of 88. This index is 14% lower than the Pennsylvania average, and 12% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Coraopolis, PA, the average cost of goods and services is 6% lower than it is in Pennsylvania, and it is 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Coraopolis is 14% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Coraopolis is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Coraopolis is 46% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Coraopolis, PA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Coraopolis, PA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Coraopolis, PA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$49,825$4,152$1,163$1,495
Renters$24,416$2,035$570$733
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Coraopolis, 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 Coraopolis, PA homeowners, is $49,825. This would allow for a maximum of $1,163 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $24,416 which would result in a maximum of $570 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Coraopolis, PA you will want to make sure you consider both the Pennsylvania sales tax and the Pennsylvania income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Pennsylvania is 6%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Pennsylvania have a range from 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemCoraopolisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.25$14.599.2%
Beauty Salon $37.49$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $8.65$9.8712.3%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemCoraopolisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $2.04$2.3613.4%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.70$9.245.9%
Beer $9.99$8.6315.7%

Health Care

ItemCoraopolisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $89.83$105.0314.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $9.92$9.415.4%
Lipitor $325.87$298.509.2%

Housing

ItemCoraopolisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,000.00$175,700.0053.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $639.00$920.0030.5%

Transportation

ItemCoraopolisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.0922.4%
Tire Balancing $51.54$45.2913.8%

Utilities

ItemCoraopolisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.47$170.8017.4%
Phone $26.50$28.266.2%
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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Enlow, PA1,04082-18%
Homestead, PA3,15783-17%
McKees Rocks, PA6,08883-17%
Southview, PA11183-17%
Coraopolis, PA5,65588-12%

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