Crafton 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.
IndexCraftonPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index87100100
IndexCraftonPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index8899100
Groceries index97102100
Health care index9590100
Housing index6993100
Transportation index106109100
Utilities index102115100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Crafton, PA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Crafton, PA is 87, which is 13% 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 Crafton, PA are 11% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 12% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Crafton is 13% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Crafton is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Crafton is 31% 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$70,061$5,838$1,635$2,102
Renters$34,665$2,889$809$1,040
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Crafton, 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 Crafton, PA homeowners, is $70,061. This would allow for a maximum of $1,635 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $34,665 which would result in a maximum of $809 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%
The Pennsylvania sales tax and Pennsylvania income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Crafton, PA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Pennsylvania sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Pennsylvania income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemCraftonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.15$15.5615.5%
Beauty Salon $37.36$36.113.5%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.6%
Movie $9.94$10.131.9%
Bowling $4.01$4.7415.2%

Groceries

ItemCraftonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.88$3.9827.8%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.414.8%
Milk $1.86$2.0610.0%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.4%
Pizza $9.90$9.474.5%
Beer $10.34$8.7917.6%

Health Care

ItemCraftonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.03$101.0420.8%
Doctor $97.54$107.449.2%
Dentist $89.29$90.421.2%
Ibuprofen $8.86$9.284.5%
Lipitor $415.12$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemCraftonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $112,700.00$175,700.0035.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $961.34$1,133.2315.2%
Apartment Rent $726.00$920.0021.1%

Transportation

ItemCraftonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.999.7%
Tire Balancing $45.27$45.761.1%

Utilities

ItemCraftonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.95$163.8112.9%
Phone $25.21$28.3911.2%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Westland, PA8895-5%
Rankin, PA2,14273-27%
Braddock, PA2,03075-25%
North Braddock, PA4,84776-24%
Enlow, PA1,04076-24%
Crafton, PA5,93187-13%

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Marion, VA5,93186-14%
Central City, KY5,93280-20%
Bellevue, KY5,93388-12%
Lucas, TX5,92813535%
Posen, IL5,9341000%
Crafton, PA5,93187-13%
Source: The Crafton, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.