North Catasauqua 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.
IndexNorth CatasauquaPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index108102100
IndexNorth CatasauquaPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index115103100
Groceries index117105100
Health care index9997100
Housing index9193100
Transportation index117112100
Utilities index121112100

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  • The cost of living in North Catasauqua is 6% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in North Catasauqua is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Catasauqua is 9% 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$64,531$5,378$1,506$1,936
Renters$37,049$3,087$864$1,112

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

ItemNorth CatasauquaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $52.00$34.6849.9%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $10.75$9.878.9%
Bowling $5.04$4.3914.8%

Groceries

ItemNorth CatasauquaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $10.74$9.2416.2%
Beer $8.39$8.632.8%

Health Care

ItemNorth CatasauquaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.00$99.786.2%
Doctor $118.75$105.0313.1%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.89$9.415.1%
Lipitor $200.00$298.5033.0%

Housing

ItemNorth CatasauquaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $170,500.00$175,700.003.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,419.25$1,081.0331.3%
Apartment Rent $707.00$920.0023.2%

Transportation

ItemNorth CatasauquaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.46$2.0917.6%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemNorth CatasauquaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.98$170.809.5%
Phone $38.50$28.2636.3%
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.
DeSales University, PA86311515%
Hereford, PA70984-16%
Weissport, PA40595-5%
Parryville, PA60496-4%
Palmerton, PA5,38297-3%
North Catasauqua, PA2,8441088%

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Strasburg, PA2,8431044%
Littleton Common, MA2,84513737%
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North Catasauqua, PA2,8441088%
Source: The North Catasauqua, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.