East McKeesport 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.
IndexEast McKeesportPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index87102100
IndexEast McKeesportPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97103100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index5093100
Transportation index120112100
Utilities index108112100

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  • The cost of living in East McKeesport is 15% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in East McKeesport is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East McKeesport is 50% 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$53,281$4,440$1,243$1,599
Renters$29,545$2,462$689$886

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%

Goods & Services

ItemEast McKeesportNational 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

ItemEast McKeesportNational 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

ItemEast McKeesportNational 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

ItemEast McKeesportNational avg.Difference
Home Price $70,800.00$175,700.0059.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $658.00$920.0028.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemEast McKeesportNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rankin, PA2,14279-21%
Braddock, PA2,03080-20%
North Braddock, PA4,84781-19%
Arnold City, PA60981-19%
East Pittsburgh, PA1,91082-18%
East McKeesport, PA2,23387-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Elmwood, IL2,23588-12%
Goldthwaite, TX2,23580-20%
Newport, WA2,23089-11%
Leonardo, NJ2,23614848%
Jermyn, PA2,23693-7%
East McKeesport, PA2,23387-13%
Source: The East McKeesport, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.