Jefferson Hills 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.
IndexJefferson HillsPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index97100100
IndexJefferson HillsPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index8899100
Groceries index97102100
Health care index9590100
Housing index10293100
Transportation index106109100
Utilities index102115100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Jefferson Hills, PA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Jefferson Hills, PA being 97, that puts it 3% lower than the average of Pennsylvania and 3% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Jefferson Hills, PA, the price of goods and services are 11% lower than the average of Pennsylvania as well as 12% lower than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Jefferson Hills is 3% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Jefferson Hills is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Jefferson Hills is 2% higher 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Jefferson Hills, PA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Jefferson Hills, PA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Jefferson Hills, PA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$85,780$7,148$2,001$2,574
Renters$42,500$3,542$992$1,275
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Jefferson Hills, PA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Jefferson Hills, PA homeowners have a median income of $85,780. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,001 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $42,500, which means there is a maximum of $992 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Jefferson Hills, 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

ItemJefferson HillsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.15$15.5615.5%
Beauty Salon $37.36$36.113.5%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.93$0.963.6%
Movie $9.94$10.131.9%
Bowling $4.01$4.7415.2%

Groceries

ItemJefferson HillsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.88$3.9827.8%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.414.8%
Milk $1.86$2.0610.0%
Potatoes $3.32$2.9811.4%
Pizza $9.90$9.474.5%
Beer $10.34$8.7917.6%

Health Care

ItemJefferson HillsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $80.03$101.0420.8%
Doctor $97.54$107.449.2%
Dentist $89.29$90.421.2%
Ibuprofen $8.86$9.284.5%
Lipitor $415.12$426.502.7%

Housing

ItemJefferson HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $185,300.00$175,700.005.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $961.34$1,133.2315.2%
Apartment Rent $865.00$920.006.0%

Transportation

ItemJefferson HillsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.999.7%
Tire Balancing $45.27$45.761.1%

Utilities

ItemJefferson HillsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.95$163.8112.9%
Phone $25.21$28.3911.2%
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.
Naomi, PA6195-5%
Rankin, PA2,14273-27%
Braddock, PA2,03075-25%
North Braddock, PA4,84776-24%
East Pittsburgh, PA1,91076-24%
Jefferson Hills, PA10,98497-3%

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Alum Rock, CA10,99215151%
Cheval, FL10,99211010%
Browns Mills, NJ10,9731099%
Jefferson Hills, PA10,98497-3%
Source: The Jefferson Hills, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.