Edinboro 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.
IndexEdinboroPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index96100100
IndexEdinboroPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index10199100
Groceries index114102100
Health care index10090100
Housing index8193100
Transportation index106109100
Utilities index92115100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Edinboro, PA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Pennsylvania the cost of living index in Edinboro, PA is 96, which is 3% lower than the average in Pennsylvania and compared to the national average it is 4% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Edinboro, PA goods and services come in at 3% higher than the average in Pennsylvania and are 1% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Edinboro is 3% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Edinboro is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Edinboro is 19% 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$68,802$5,734$1,605$2,064
Renters$19,046$1,587$444$571
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Edinboro, 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 Edinboro, PA have a median income of $68,802. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,605 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $19,046, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $444.

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 Edinboro, 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

ItemEdinboroNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.90$15.564.3%
Beauty Salon $34.40$36.114.7%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.479.7%
Shampoo $1.02$0.965.4%
Movie $10.70$10.135.7%
Bowling $4.68$4.741.2%

Groceries

ItemEdinboroNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.32$3.9833.6%
Fried Chicken $1.70$1.4120.6%
Milk $2.06$2.060.3%
Potatoes $2.69$2.989.7%
Pizza $10.90$9.4715.0%
Beer $7.72$8.7912.2%

Health Care

ItemEdinboroNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $78.95$101.0421.9%
Doctor $112.80$107.445.0%
Dentist $83.71$90.427.4%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.287.5%
Lipitor $459.10$426.507.6%

Housing

ItemEdinboroNational avg.Difference
Home Price $145,500.00$175,700.0017.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $959.35$1,133.2315.3%
Apartment Rent $720.00$920.0021.7%

Transportation

ItemEdinboroNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$1.991.7%
Tire Balancing $53.47$45.7616.8%

Utilities

ItemEdinboroNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$122.96$163.8124.9%
Phone $32.52$28.3914.6%
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.
Lincolnville, PA11676-24%
Union City, PA3,27179-21%
Harmonsburg, PA15286-14%
Townville, PA38581-19%
Cambridge Springs, PA2,53087-13%
Edinboro, PA6,48496-4%

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Ambler, PA6,48111919%
Edinboro, PA6,48496-4%
Source: The Edinboro, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.