Hermitage 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.
IndexHermitagePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index84102100
IndexHermitagePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index89103100
Groceries index78105100
Health care index8497100
Housing index7493100
Transportation index92112100
Utilities index93112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Hermitage, PA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Hermitage, PA is 84, which is 18% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 16% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Hermitage, PA are 14% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 11% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hermitage is 18% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Hermitage is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hermitage is 26% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Hermitage, PA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Hermitage, PA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Hermitage, PA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$64,286$5,357$1,500$1,929
Renters$28,412$2,368$663$852
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Hermitage, PA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Hermitage, PA homeowners, is $64,286. This would allow for a maximum of $1,500 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $28,412 which would result in a maximum of $663 to be spent on rental 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Hermitage, PA you will want to make sure you consider both the Pennsylvania sales tax and the Pennsylvania income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Pennsylvania is 6%, with the highest surtax being 8%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Pennsylvania have a range from 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemHermitageNational 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

ItemHermitageNational 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

ItemHermitageNational 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

ItemHermitageNational avg.Difference
Home Price $125,300.00$175,700.0028.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.19$1,081.0329.2%
Apartment Rent $745.00$920.0019.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemHermitageNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Maplewood Park, OH34066-34%
Frizzleburg, PA47872-28%
Youngstown, OH66,01373-27%
Wheatland, PA83374-26%
West Hill, OH2,12274-26%
Hermitage, PA16,23784-16%

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Clive, IA16,2461000%
Fort Thomas, KY16,25095-5%
Sudley, VA16,22111111%
Menomonie, WI16,21999-1%
Hermitage, PA16,23784-16%
Source: The Hermitage, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.