Lansdale 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.
IndexLansdalePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index117102100
IndexLansdalePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index115103100
Groceries index117105100
Health care index9997100
Housing index12293100
Transportation index117112100
Utilities index121112100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Lansdale, PA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Pennsylvania and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Lansdale, PA is 117, which is 15% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 17% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Lansdale, PA are 11% higher than the average for Pennsylvania and 15% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lansdale is 15% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Lansdale is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lansdale is 22% 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 Lansdale, 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 Lansdale, PA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Lansdale, 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$78,547$6,546$1,833$2,357
Renters$38,807$3,234$905$1,164
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Lansdale, PA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Lansdale, PA, the median monthly income is $78,547 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,833 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $38,807, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $905 on monthly rental expenses.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Lansdale, PA is the Pennsylvania sales tax and Pennsylvania income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Pennsylvania sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Pennsylvania income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemLansdaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $52.00$34.6849.9%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $10.75$9.878.9%
Bowling $5.04$4.3914.8%

Groceries

ItemLansdaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $10.74$9.2416.2%
Beer $8.39$8.632.8%

Health Care

ItemLansdaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.00$99.786.2%
Doctor $118.75$105.0313.1%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.89$9.415.1%
Lipitor $200.00$298.5033.0%

Housing

ItemLansdaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $221,900.00$175,700.0026.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,419.25$1,081.0331.3%
Apartment Rent $1,018.00$920.0010.7%

Transportation

ItemLansdaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.46$2.0917.6%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemLansdaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.98$170.809.5%
Phone $38.50$28.2636.3%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Arcadia University, PA62311515%
Hereford, PA70984-16%
Eagleville, PA2921000%
Schwenksville, PA1,4151088%
Norristown, PA34,4541099%
Lansdale, PA16,38211717%

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Lansdale, PA16,38211717%
Source: The Lansdale, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.