Friedens 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.
IndexFriedensPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index87100100
IndexFriedensPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index102100100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index9192100
Housing index6191100
Transportation index98108100
Utilities index88111100

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  • The cost of living in Friedens is 12% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Friedens is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Friedens is 39% 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$54,677$4,556$1,276$1,640
Renters$55,278$4,607$1,290$1,659

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

ItemFriedensNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.33$16.0917.1%
Beauty Salon $35.37$37.335.2%
Toothpaste $2.38$2.452.9%
Shampoo $1.08$1.008.3%
Movie $11.03$10.287.3%
Bowling $3.82$4.9322.5%

Groceries

ItemFriedensNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$3.807.0%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.405.0%
Milk $1.55$2.0122.8%
Potatoes $3.34$3.0111.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.899.1%
Beer $8.82$8.900.9%

Health Care

ItemFriedensNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.75$102.167.3%
Doctor $91.50$108.3615.6%
Dentist $82.50$92.5310.8%
Ibuprofen $9.05$9.282.5%
Lipitor $434.36$425.822.0%

Housing

ItemFriedensNational avg.Difference
Home Price $101,200.00$184,700.0045.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,131.50$1,202.445.9%
Apartment Rent $708.00$949.0025.4%

Transportation

ItemFriedensNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.41$2.247.5%
Tire Balancing $36.03$46.2922.2%

Utilities

ItemFriedensNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.01$165.9619.9%
Phone $28.31$28.681.3%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Benson, PA17081-19%
Casselman, PA8579-21%
Cairnbrook, PA55983-17%
Scalp Level, PA75683-17%
Central City, PA1,01784-16%
Friedens, PA1,73687-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Forest Meadows, CA1,73612323%
Traer, IA1,73687-13%
Mont Alto, PA1,73696-4%
Moose Wilson Road, WY1,736261161%
Ainsworth, NE1,73678-22%
Friedens, PA1,73687-13%
Source: The Friedens, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.