Kirkwood 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.
IndexKirkwoodPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index114102100
IndexKirkwoodPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index108103100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index10397100
Housing index13293100
Transportation index96112100
Utilities index114112100

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  • The cost of living in Kirkwood is 12% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Kirkwood is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kirkwood is 32% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$48,173$4,014$1,124$1,445
Renters$21,023$1,752$491$631

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

ItemKirkwoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $40.00$34.6815.3%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.4710.2%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $11.50$9.8716.5%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemKirkwoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$4.481.3%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.14$2.369.2%
Potatoes $3.66$3.0619.6%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.49$8.631.7%

Health Care

ItemKirkwoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $118.00$99.7818.3%
Doctor $87.50$105.0316.7%
Dentist $97.50$88.709.9%
Ibuprofen $9.42$9.410.1%
Lipitor $328.49$298.5010.0%

Housing

ItemKirkwoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $232,100.00$175,700.0032.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,153.85$1,081.036.7%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemKirkwoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.095.0%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%

Utilities

ItemKirkwoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$222.61$170.8030.3%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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.
Lincoln University, PA1,7711066%
Gordonville, PA67189-11%
Lancaster, PA59,36893-7%
Modena, PA49696-4%
Ronks, PA23195-5%
Kirkwood, PA30511414%

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Ewing, IL30578-22%
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North Sultan, WA30511111%
Sawyer, ND30596-4%
Rushville, MO30583-17%
Kirkwood, PA30511414%
Source: The Kirkwood, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.