Manheim 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.
IndexManheimPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index98100100
IndexManheimPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index10099100
Groceries index97102100
Health care index9090100
Housing index9093100
Transportation index100109100
Utilities index113115100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Manheim, PA is displayed above. In Manheim, PA, the overall cost of living index is 98, which is 2% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 2% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Manheim, PA, the city's goods and services are 2% higher than the Pennsylvania average and equal to the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Manheim is 2% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Manheim is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Manheim is 10% 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$49,713$4,143$1,160$1,492
Renters$34,148$2,846$797$1,025
The affordability of the housing market in Manheim, 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 Manheim, PA homeowners, the median income is $49,713. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,160 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $34,148. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $797 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Manheim, 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

ItemManheimNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$15.5616.5%
Beauty Salon $30.83$36.1114.6%
Toothpaste $2.25$2.479.0%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.9%
Movie $9.11$10.1310.0%
Bowling $4.30$4.749.1%

Groceries

ItemManheimNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$3.988.5%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.413.8%
Milk $1.89$2.068.3%
Potatoes $3.49$2.9816.9%
Pizza $6.99$9.4726.2%
Beer $10.94$8.7924.4%

Health Care

ItemManheimNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.69$101.0412.2%
Doctor $92.98$107.4413.5%
Dentist $77.23$90.4214.6%
Ibuprofen $8.75$9.285.7%
Lipitor $437.76$426.502.6%

Housing

ItemManheimNational avg.Difference
Home Price $158,700.00$175,700.009.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,023.97$1,133.239.6%
Apartment Rent $819.00$920.0011.0%

Transportation

ItemManheimNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$1.997.0%
Tire Balancing $38.58$45.7615.7%

Utilities

ItemManheimNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$170.91$163.814.3%
Phone $35.44$28.3924.9%
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.
Brownstown, PA71183-17%
Gordonville, PA67188-12%
Lebanon, PA25,55388-12%
Columbia, PA10,39991-9%
Lancaster, PA59,36891-9%
Manheim, PA4,86498-2%

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Loudoun Valley Estates, VA4,86016565%
Fort Rucker, AL4,8601044%
Manheim, PA4,86498-2%
Source: The Manheim, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.