East Stroudsburg 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 StroudsburgPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index107102100
IndexEast StroudsburgPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index112103100
Groceries index110105100
Health care index11397100
Housing index10393100
Transportation index111112100
Utilities index97112100
A general overview of the cost of living index for East Stroudsburg, PA is displayed above. In East Stroudsburg, PA, the overall cost of living index is 107, which is 5% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 7% 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 East Stroudsburg, PA, the city's goods and services are 8% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 12% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Stroudsburg is 5% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in East Stroudsburg is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Stroudsburg is 3% 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$67,230$5,603$1,569$2,017
Renters$26,905$2,242$628$807
The affordability of the housing market in East Stroudsburg, PA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among East Stroudsburg, PA homeowners, the median income is $67,230. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,569 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $26,905. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $628 used for their rent related monthly 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 East Stroudsburg, 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

ItemEast StroudsburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $32.75$34.685.6%
Toothpaste $1.99$2.4719.5%
Shampoo $1.08$1.025.7%
Movie $11.70$9.8718.6%
Bowling $4.72$4.397.5%

Groceries

ItemEast StroudsburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.44$4.480.8%
Fried Chicken $1.97$1.4634.6%
Milk $2.57$2.369.1%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.79$8.631.8%

Health Care

ItemEast StroudsburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.25$99.782.5%
Doctor $86.25$105.0317.9%
Dentist $119.50$88.7034.7%
Ibuprofen $10.32$9.419.6%
Lipitor $351.24$298.5017.7%

Housing

ItemEast StroudsburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $173,900.00$175,700.001.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,607.16$1,081.0348.7%
Apartment Rent $1,032.00$920.0012.2%

Transportation

ItemEast StroudsburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.093.7%
Tire Balancing $58.80$45.2929.8%

Utilities

ItemEast StroudsburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.83$170.808.8%
Phone $29.75$28.265.3%
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.
Delaware, NJ861099%
Port Murray, NJ901099%
Bridgeville, NJ991099%
Mountainhome, PA1,06099-1%
Saylorsburg, PA616100-0%
East Stroudsburg, PA9,7731077%

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Baker City, OR9,77487-13%
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Rockport, TX9,77699-1%
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East Stroudsburg, PA9,7731077%
Source: The East Stroudsburg, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.