New Salem 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 SalemPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index88100100
IndexNew SalemPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index10099100
Groceries index97102100
Health care index9090100
Housing index5793100
Transportation index100109100
Utilities index113115100

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  • The cost of living in New Salem is 12% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in New Salem is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in New Salem is 43% 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$51,786$4,316$1,208$1,554
Renters$0$0$0$0

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 SalemNational 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

ItemNew SalemNational 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

ItemNew SalemNational 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

ItemNew SalemNational avg.Difference
Home Price $99,400.00$175,700.0043.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,023.97$1,133.239.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemNew SalemNational 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.
Jefferson, PA25586-14%
York, PA43,81787-13%
York Haven, PA75888-12%
North York, PA1,71289-11%
Windsor, PA1,29890-10%
New Salem, PA36688-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Boston, PA36683-17%
Lake City, CO3661066%
Oval, PA36697-3%
Lake Hart, FL36613434%
Rillito, AZ36699-1%
New Salem, PA36688-12%
Source: The New Salem, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.