Laurel Mountain 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.
IndexLaurel MountainPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index94100100
IndexLaurel MountainPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97100100
Groceries index110105100
Health care index9492100
Housing index7491100
Transportation index107108100
Utilities index110111100

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  • The cost of living in Laurel Mountain is 6% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Laurel Mountain is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Laurel Mountain is 26% 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$59,286$4,941$1,383$1,779
Renters$32,813$2,734$766$984

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

ItemLaurel MountainNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.53$16.099.0%
Beauty Salon $32.20$37.3313.7%
Toothpaste $2.41$2.451.5%
Shampoo $1.02$1.001.6%
Movie $9.93$10.283.4%
Bowling $4.13$4.9316.3%

Groceries

ItemLaurel MountainNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.53$3.807.1%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.4012.6%
Milk $1.90$2.015.5%
Potatoes $2.99$3.010.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.891.1%
Beer $10.08$8.9013.3%

Health Care

ItemLaurel MountainNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.58$102.1615.2%
Doctor $98.75$108.368.9%
Dentist $86.30$92.536.7%
Ibuprofen $9.43$9.281.6%
Lipitor $415.17$425.822.5%

Housing

ItemLaurel MountainNational avg.Difference
Home Price $146,900.00$184,700.0020.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,031.03$1,202.4414.3%
Apartment Rent $569.00$949.0040.0%

Transportation

ItemLaurel MountainNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.2416.1%
Tire Balancing $40.59$46.2912.3%

Utilities

ItemLaurel MountainNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.46$165.9612.3%
Phone $30.99$28.688.0%
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.
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, PA1,5611033%
St. Vincent College, PA1,2851033%
Seven Springs, PA1876-24%
Benson, PA17081-19%
Johnstown, PA20,16981-19%
Laurel Mountain, PA20294-6%

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Laurel Mountain, PA20294-6%
Source: The Laurel Mountain, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.