Grove City 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.
IndexGrove CityPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index81101100
IndexGrove CityPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index89103100
Groceries index78105100
Health care index8497100
Housing index6490100
Transportation index92112100
Utilities index93112100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Grove City, PA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Pennsylvania and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Grove City, PA is 81, which is 20% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 19% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Grove City, PA are 14% lower than the average for Pennsylvania and 11% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Grove City is 20% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Grove City is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Grove City is 36% 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$59,485$4,957$1,388$1,785
Renters$35,494$2,958$828$1,065
The affordability of the housing market in Grove City, PA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Grove City, PA homeowners, the median income is $59,485. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,388 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $35,494. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $828 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 Grove City, 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

ItemGrove CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.20$14.5916.4%
Beauty Salon $25.60$34.6826.2%
Toothpaste $1.91$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.20$4.3927.1%

Groceries

ItemGrove CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.59$4.4819.8%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $1.50$2.3636.4%
Potatoes $1.58$3.0648.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemGrove CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.80$99.7816.0%
Doctor $72.40$105.0331.1%
Dentist $70.60$88.7020.4%
Ibuprofen $7.51$9.4120.2%
Lipitor $319.82$298.507.1%

Housing

ItemGrove CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $111,500.00$181,400.0038.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.19$1,081.0329.2%
Apartment Rent $617.00$889.0030.6%

Transportation

ItemGrove CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $36.78$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemGrove CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.52$170.8019.5%
Phone $31.43$28.2611.2%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Slippery Rock University, PA1,07588-12%
Clintonville, PA42072-28%
New Castle, PA23,29073-27%
Fredonia, PA56174-26%
South New Castle, PA67875-25%
Grove City, PA8,27781-19%

Cities with similar population

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Fort Riley, KS8,2771022%
Rapid Valley, SD8,28092-8%
Spotswood, NJ8,28311818%
Pleasant Hills, PA8,27197-3%
Indian Harbour Beach, FL8,26711111%
Grove City, PA8,27781-19%
Source: The Grove City, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.