Eau Claire 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.
IndexEau ClairePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index83100100
IndexEau ClairePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index8899100
Groceries index97102100
Health care index9590100
Housing index5593100
Transportation index106109100
Utilities index102115100

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  • The cost of living in Eau Claire is 17% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Eau Claire is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Eau Claire is 45% 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$61,429$5,119$1,433$1,843
Renters$22,292$1,858$520$669

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

ItemEau ClaireNational 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

ItemEau ClaireNational 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

ItemEau ClaireNational 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

ItemEau ClaireNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,000.00$175,700.0049.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $961.34$1,133.2315.2%
Apartment Rent $592.00$920.0035.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemEau ClaireNational 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.
Slippery Rock University, PA1,80595-5%
Clintonville, PA41177-23%
Unionville, PA93777-23%
Callensburg, PA18479-21%
Parker, PA74580-20%
Eau Claire, PA34183-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cook, NE34179-21%
Burkeville, VA34185-15%
Wauhillau, OK34180-20%
Dover, OK34178-22%
Nobleton, FL34177-23%
Eau Claire, PA34183-17%
Source: The Eau Claire, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.