Imperial 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.
IndexImperialPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index95102100
IndexImperialPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97103100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index7993100
Transportation index120112100
Utilities index108112100

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  • The cost of living in Imperial is 7% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Imperial is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Imperial is 21% 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$74,167$6,181$1,730$2,225
Renters$47,512$3,959$1,109$1,426

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

ItemImperialNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.25$14.599.2%
Beauty Salon $37.49$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $8.65$9.8712.3%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemImperialNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $2.04$2.3613.4%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.70$9.245.9%
Beer $9.99$8.6315.7%

Health Care

ItemImperialNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $89.83$105.0314.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $9.92$9.415.4%
Lipitor $325.87$298.509.2%

Housing

ItemImperialNational avg.Difference
Home Price $133,000.00$175,700.0024.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $790.00$920.0014.1%

Transportation

ItemImperialNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.0922.4%
Tire Balancing $51.54$45.2913.8%

Utilities

ItemImperialNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.47$170.8017.4%
Phone $26.50$28.266.2%
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.
Westland, PA881022%
Enlow, PA1,04082-18%
Glasgow, PA6383-17%
McKees Rocks, PA6,08883-17%
Southview, PA11183-17%
Imperial, PA2,91795-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
New Cordell, OK2,91780-20%
Bald Knob, AR2,91883-17%
Holiday Shores, IL2,9181000%
Tularosa, NM2,91682-18%
Fayetteville, WV2,91688-12%
Imperial, PA2,91795-5%
Source: The Imperial, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.