New Bedford 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.
IndexNew BedfordPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index82102100
IndexNew BedfordPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index89103100
Groceries index78105100
Health care index8497100
Housing index6993100
Transportation index92112100
Utilities index93112100

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  • The cost of living in New Bedford is 19% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in New Bedford is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in New Bedford is 31% 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$52,557$4,380$1,226$1,577
Renters$49,306$4,109$1,150$1,479

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

ItemNew BedfordNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.20$14.5916.4%
Beauty Salon $25.60$34.6826.2%
Toothpaste $1.91$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.20$4.3927.1%

Groceries

ItemNew BedfordNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.59$4.4819.8%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $1.50$2.3636.4%
Potatoes $1.58$3.0648.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemNew BedfordNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.80$99.7816.0%
Doctor $72.40$105.0331.1%
Dentist $70.60$88.7020.4%
Ibuprofen $7.51$9.4120.2%
Lipitor $319.82$298.507.1%

Housing

ItemNew BedfordNational avg.Difference
Home Price $122,600.00$175,700.0030.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.19$1,081.0329.2%
Apartment Rent $633.00$920.0031.2%

Transportation

ItemNew BedfordNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $36.78$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemNew BedfordNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.52$170.8019.5%
Phone $31.43$28.2611.2%
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.
S.N.P.J., PA1665-35%
Maplewood Park, OH34066-34%
Frizzleburg, PA47872-28%
Youngstown, OH66,01373-27%
Wheatland, PA83374-26%
New Bedford, PA91182-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Woodland, NC91182-18%
Faith, NC91193-7%
Beechmont, KY91183-17%
Mayer, AZ91180-20%
Hesperia, MI91183-17%
New Bedford, PA91182-18%
Source: The New Bedford, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.