Exton 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.
IndexExtonPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index134100100
IndexExtonPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index11099100
Groceries index108102100
Health care index10190100
Housing index19893100
Transportation index99109100
Utilities index109115100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Exton, PA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Exton, PA enjoy a cost of living index of 134. This index is 35% higher than the Pennsylvania average, and 34% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Exton, PA, the average cost of goods and services is 11% higher than it is in Pennsylvania, and it is 10% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Exton is 35% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Exton is 34% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Exton is 98% 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$88,229$7,352$2,059$2,647
Renters$74,904$6,242$1,748$2,247
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Exton, PA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Exton, PA homeowners have a median income of $88,229. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,059 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $74,904, which means there is a maximum of $1,748 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Exton, PA, the Pennsylvania income tax and the Pennsylvania sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Pennsylvania maximum surtax is 8%, and the Pennsylvania sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07% in Pennsylvania.

Goods & Services

ItemExtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.58$15.5619.2%
Beauty Salon $39.00$36.118.0%
Toothpaste $2.96$2.4719.6%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.7%
Movie $11.70$10.1315.5%
Bowling $4.67$4.741.4%

Groceries

ItemExtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.88$3.9822.4%
Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4126.3%
Milk $2.03$2.061.6%
Potatoes $3.77$2.9826.5%
Pizza $9.61$9.471.4%
Beer $9.66$8.799.8%

Health Care

ItemExtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $127.50$101.0426.2%
Doctor $83.94$107.4421.9%
Dentist $98.50$90.428.9%
Ibuprofen $9.59$9.283.3%
Lipitor $442.05$426.503.6%

Housing

ItemExtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $376,800.00$175,700.00114.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,226.29$1,133.238.2%
Apartment Rent $1,458.00$920.0058.5%

Transportation

ItemExtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$1.993.1%
Tire Balancing $47.78$45.764.4%

Utilities

ItemExtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.77$163.8112.8%
Phone $29.95$28.395.5%
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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Cheyney University, PA9291077%
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Exton, PA4,60913434%

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Exton, PA4,60913434%
Source: The Exton, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.