Dorneyville 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.
IndexDorneyvillePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index122100100
IndexDorneyvillePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index10899100
Groceries index116102100
Health care index10690100
Housing index14593100
Transportation index115109100
Utilities index124115100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Dorneyville, PA is displayed above. In Dorneyville, PA, the overall cost of living index is 122, which is 23% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 22% 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 Dorneyville, 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 Dorneyville is 23% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Dorneyville is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dorneyville is 45% 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$85,332$7,111$1,991$2,560
Renters$41,382$3,449$966$1,242
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Dorneyville, PA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Dorneyville, PA have a median income of $85,332. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,991 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $41,382, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $966.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
For those who live in Dorneyville, PA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Pennsylvania income tax rate and the Pennsylvania sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Pennsylvania, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Pennsylvania, the income tax rate ranges between 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemDorneyvilleNational 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

ItemDorneyvilleNational 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

ItemDorneyvilleNational 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

ItemDorneyvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $257,100.00$175,700.0046.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,520.01$1,133.2334.1%
Apartment Rent $1,304.00$920.0041.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDorneyvilleNational 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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Dorneyville, PA4,78212222%

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Source: The Dorneyville, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.