Emerald Lakes 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.
IndexEmerald LakesPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index103100100
IndexEmerald LakesPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index9899100
Groceries index100102100
Health care index8590100
Housing index10593100
Transportation index112109100
Utilities index118115100

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  • The cost of living in Emerald Lakes is 3% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Emerald Lakes is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Emerald Lakes is 5% 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$54,120$4,510$1,263$1,624
Renters$55,417$4,618$1,293$1,663

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

ItemEmerald LakesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.03$15.563.5%
Beauty Salon $32.03$36.1111.3%
Toothpaste $2.61$2.475.7%
Shampoo $0.91$0.965.4%
Movie $9.79$10.133.4%
Bowling $4.35$4.748.1%

Groceries

ItemEmerald LakesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.57$3.9810.3%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.417.6%
Milk $1.82$2.0611.6%
Potatoes $2.84$2.984.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $9.88$8.7912.4%

Health Care

ItemEmerald LakesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $67.53$101.0433.2%
Doctor $76.75$107.4428.6%
Dentist $77.17$90.4214.7%
Ibuprofen $9.28$9.280.0%
Lipitor $418.33$426.501.9%

Housing

ItemEmerald LakesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $164,800.00$175,700.006.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,110.14$1,133.232.0%
Apartment Rent $1,202.00$920.0030.7%

Transportation

ItemEmerald LakesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.22$1.9911.3%
Tire Balancing $51.72$45.7613.0%

Utilities

ItemEmerald LakesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$194.54$163.8118.8%
Phone $33.23$28.3917.1%
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.
Eagle Lake, PA01022%
Mountainhome, PA1,06095-5%
Saylorsburg, PA61696-4%
Pen Argyl, PA3,57696-4%
Pocono Springs, PA1,13196-4%
Emerald Lakes, PA3,2831033%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Manila, AR3,28376-24%
Pitcairn, PA3,28378-22%
Hidden Meadows, CA3,28314747%
Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA3,28215050%
Robins, IA3,2821099%
Emerald Lakes, PA3,2831033%
Source: The Emerald Lakes, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.