Jamestown 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.
IndexJamestownPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index76102100
IndexJamestownPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index89103100
Groceries index78105100
Health care index8497100
Housing index4893100
Transportation index92112100
Utilities index93112100

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  • The cost of living in Jamestown is 26% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Jamestown is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Jamestown is 52% 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$50,000$4,167$1,167$1,500
Renters$26,071$2,173$608$782

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

ItemJamestownNational 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

ItemJamestownNational 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

ItemJamestownNational 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

ItemJamestownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $74,100.00$175,700.0057.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.19$1,081.0329.2%
Apartment Rent $580.00$920.0037.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemJamestownNational 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.
Hartstown, PA17571-29%
Atlantic, PA3673-27%
Geneva, PA11673-27%
Reynolds Heights, PA1,80874-26%
Adamsville, PA6274-26%
Jamestown, PA62276-24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sterrett, AL62280-20%
Lake Buckhorn, OH62299-1%
Cokeville, WY62292-8%
Washburn, MO62280-20%
Morrison, TN62279-21%
Jamestown, PA62276-24%
Source: The Jamestown, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.