Haverford College 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.
IndexHaverford CollegePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index110102100
IndexHaverford CollegePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index115103100
Groceries index117105100
Health care index9997100
Housing index9793100
Transportation index117112100
Utilities index121112100

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  • The cost of living in Haverford College is 8% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Haverford College is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Haverford College is 3% 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$153,750$12,813$3,587$4,613

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

ItemHaverford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $52.00$34.6849.9%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $10.75$9.878.9%
Bowling $5.04$4.3914.8%

Groceries

ItemHaverford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $10.74$9.2416.2%
Beer $8.39$8.632.8%

Health Care

ItemHaverford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.00$99.786.2%
Doctor $118.75$105.0313.1%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.89$9.415.1%
Lipitor $200.00$298.5033.0%

Housing

ItemHaverford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,419.25$1,081.0331.3%
Apartment Rent $892.00$920.003.0%

Transportation

ItemHaverford CollegeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.46$2.0917.6%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemHaverford CollegeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.98$170.809.5%
Phone $38.50$28.2636.3%
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.
Arcadia University, PA62311515%
Tavistock, NJ911515%
Cheyney University, PA9291066%
Prospect Park, PA28894-6%
Audubon Park, NJ1,05196-4%
Haverford College, PA1,31111010%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Stockton, KS1,31178-22%
Loveland Park, OH1,31194-6%
Kiawah Island, SC1,311209109%
Arlington, VT1,31111010%
La Grulla, TX1,31264-36%
Haverford College, PA1,31111010%
Source: The Haverford College, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.