North Wales 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 WalesPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index116100100
IndexNorth WalesPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index10899100
Groceries index116102100
Health care index10690100
Housing index12493100
Transportation index115109100
Utilities index124115100

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  • The cost of living in North Wales is 16% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in North Wales is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Wales is 24% higher 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$74,145$6,179$1,730$2,225
Renters$41,364$3,447$965$1,241

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 WalesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.96$15.5615.4%
Beauty Salon $54.38$36.1150.6%
Toothpaste $2.34$2.475.5%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.6%
Movie $11.55$10.1314.0%
Bowling $5.13$4.748.4%

Groceries

ItemNorth WalesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.87$3.983.0%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.2%
Milk $1.97$2.064.5%
Potatoes $3.44$2.9815.2%
Pizza $10.38$9.479.6%
Beer $8.18$8.797.0%

Health Care

ItemNorth WalesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.70$101.041.6%
Doctor $124.15$107.4415.6%
Dentist $97.92$90.428.3%
Ibuprofen $9.59$9.283.3%
Lipitor $386.87$426.509.3%

Housing

ItemNorth WalesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $228,100.00$175,700.0029.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,520.01$1,133.2334.1%
Apartment Rent $1,011.00$920.009.9%

Transportation

ItemNorth WalesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.23$1.9911.9%
Tire Balancing $55.56$45.7621.4%

Utilities

ItemNorth WalesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$182.53$163.8111.4%
Phone $40.01$28.3940.9%
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.
Arcadia University, PA62311313%
Eagleville, PA29298-2%
Schwenksville, PA1,4151066%
Norristown, PA34,4541077%
Spring City, PA3,3371077%
North Wales, PA3,22711616%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tierra Verde, FL3,22712929%
Warrensburg, NY3,22697-3%
Piney Point Village, TX3,228318218%
Welsh, LA3,22981-19%
West Lake Hills, TX3,22518080%
North Wales, PA3,22711616%
Source: The North Wales, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.