Nesquehoning 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.
IndexNesquehoningPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index90100100
IndexNesquehoningPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index9999100
Groceries index103102100
Health care index7590100
Housing index6193100
Transportation index113109100
Utilities index118115100

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  • The cost of living in Nesquehoning is 9% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Nesquehoning is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Nesquehoning is 39% 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$50,733$4,228$1,184$1,522
Renters$18,148$1,512$423$544

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

ItemNesquehoningNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.94$15.564.0%
Beauty Salon $28.92$36.1119.9%
Toothpaste $2.50$2.471.0%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.5%
Movie $9.89$10.132.4%
Bowling $5.20$4.749.8%

Groceries

ItemNesquehoningNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.68$3.987.7%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.410.7%
Milk $1.77$2.0614.2%
Potatoes $3.22$2.988.1%
Pizza $8.94$9.475.6%
Beer $9.21$8.794.8%

Health Care

ItemNesquehoningNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $69.07$101.0431.6%
Doctor $65.78$107.4438.8%
Dentist $59.17$90.4234.6%
Ibuprofen $9.00$9.283.0%
Lipitor $436.05$426.502.2%

Housing

ItemNesquehoningNational avg.Difference
Home Price $88,800.00$175,700.0049.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,147.79$1,133.231.3%
Apartment Rent $789.00$920.0014.2%

Transportation

ItemNesquehoningNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$1.9910.2%
Tire Balancing $55.18$45.7620.6%

Utilities

ItemNesquehoningNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$194.54$163.8118.8%
Phone $33.24$28.3917.1%
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.
Delano, PA38982-18%
Lansford, PA3,89185-15%
Tamaqua, PA6,99485-15%
Middleport, PA34385-15%
East Side, PA24786-14%
Nesquehoning, PA3,32190-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Point, VA3,3191000%
Prestonsburg, KY3,32381-19%
Upton, MA3,31913434%
Cambrian Park, CA3,31819090%
San Carlos, TX3,31866-34%
Nesquehoning, PA3,32190-10%
Source: The Nesquehoning, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.