Lewisburg 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.
IndexLewisburgPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index98102100
IndexLewisburgPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index103103100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9497100
Housing index8793100
Transportation index101112100
Utilities index113112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Lewisburg, PA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Lewisburg, PA is 98, which is 4% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 2% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Lewisburg, PA are 1% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 3% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lewisburg is 4% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Lewisburg is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lewisburg is 13% 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$70,000$5,833$1,633$2,100
Renters$33,148$2,762$773$995
The affordability of the housing market in Lewisburg, PA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Lewisburg, PA homeowners, the median income is $70,000. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,633 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $33,148. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $773 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 Lewisburg, 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

ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.80$14.5912.3%
Beauty Salon $31.83$34.688.2%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.475.8%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $4.33$4.391.4%

Groceries

ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.93$4.4810.1%
Fried Chicken $1.60$1.469.3%
Milk $2.10$2.3610.9%
Potatoes $3.08$3.060.6%
Pizza $6.99$9.2424.4%
Beer $10.94$8.6326.7%

Health Care

ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.60$99.7817.2%
Doctor $90.75$105.0313.6%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $8.47$9.4110.0%
Lipitor $314.48$298.505.4%

Housing

ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $160,300.00$175,700.008.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,025.12$1,081.035.2%
Apartment Rent $716.00$920.0022.2%

Transportation

ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.095.2%
Tire Balancing $40.80$45.299.9%

Utilities

ItemLewisburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.86$170.807.6%
Phone $34.18$28.2621.0%
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.
Riverside, PA28684-16%
Montandon, PA88586-14%
Trevorton, PA1,66986-14%
Sunbury, PA9,81787-13%
Paxtonville, PA19690-10%
Lewisburg, PA5,78198-2%

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Wesley Hills, NY5,77916565%
Mayflower Village, CA5,77914949%
Jordan, MN5,7841077%
Woodcliff Lake, NJ5,785200100%
Lewisburg, PA5,78198-2%
Source: The Lewisburg, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.