Level Green 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.
IndexLevel GreenPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index102102100
IndexLevel GreenPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97103100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index10093100
Transportation index120112100
Utilities index108112100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Level Green, PA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Pennsylvania and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Level Green, PA is 102, which is equal to the Pennsylvania average and 2% 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 Level Green, PA are 6% lower than the average for Pennsylvania and 3% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Level Green is equal to the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Level Green is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Level Green is equal to 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)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Level Green, PA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Level Green, PA homeowners, is $78,068. This would allow for a maximum of $1,821 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $29,083 which would result in a maximum of $679 to be spent on rental costs.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

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Pennsylvania Income Tax

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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Level Green, 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

ItemLevel GreenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.25$14.599.2%
Beauty Salon $37.49$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $8.65$9.8712.3%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%


ItemLevel GreenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $2.04$2.3613.4%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.70$9.245.9%
Beer $9.99$8.6315.7%

Health Care

ItemLevel GreenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $89.83$105.0314.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $9.92$9.415.4%
Lipitor $325.87$298.509.2%


ItemLevel GreenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $172,900.00$175,700.001.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $959.00$920.004.2%


ItemLevel GreenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.0922.4%
Tire Balancing $51.54$45.2913.8%


ItemLevel GreenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.47$170.8017.4%
Phone $26.50$28.266.2%
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.

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Braddock, PA2,03080-20%
North Braddock, PA4,84781-19%
Arnold City, PA60981-19%
East Pittsburgh, PA1,91082-18%
Level Green, PA3,8401022%

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South Russell, OH3,84011818%
Huntingtown, MD3,84014545%
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Laurel, DE3,84297-3%
Level Green, PA3,8401022%
Source: The Level Green, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.