Marcus Hook 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.
IndexMarcus HookPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index94102100
IndexMarcus HookPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index108103100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index10397100
Housing index6493100
Transportation index96112100
Utilities index114112100

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  • The cost of living in Marcus Hook is 8% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Marcus Hook is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marcus Hook is 36% 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$52,333$4,361$1,221$1,570
Renters$31,908$2,659$744$957

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

ItemMarcus HookNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $40.00$34.6815.3%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.4710.2%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $11.50$9.8716.5%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemMarcus HookNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$4.481.3%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.14$2.369.2%
Potatoes $3.66$3.0619.6%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.49$8.631.7%

Health Care

ItemMarcus HookNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $118.00$99.7818.3%
Doctor $87.50$105.0316.7%
Dentist $97.50$88.709.9%
Ibuprofen $9.42$9.410.1%
Lipitor $328.49$298.5010.0%

Housing

ItemMarcus HookNational avg.Difference
Home Price $84,600.00$175,700.0051.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,153.85$1,081.036.7%
Apartment Rent $931.00$920.001.2%

Transportation

ItemMarcus HookNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.095.0%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%

Utilities

ItemMarcus HookNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$222.61$170.8030.3%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cheyney University, PA9291066%
Prospect Park, PA28894-6%
Chester, PA34,00790-10%
Upland, PA3,24893-7%
Darby, PA10,6891000%
Marcus Hook, PA2,43094-6%

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Hudson, MI2,43185-15%
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Geneva, WA2,42912525%
Egypt, PA2,4291077%
Maxton, NC2,43185-15%
Marcus Hook, PA2,43094-6%
Source: The Marcus Hook, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.