Paxtonia 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.
IndexPaxtoniaPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index101102100
IndexPaxtoniaPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index103103100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9497100
Housing index9693100
Transportation index101112100
Utilities index113112100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Paxtonia, PA is displayed above. In Paxtonia, PA, the overall cost of living index is 101, which is 1% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 1% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Paxtonia, PA, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 3% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Paxtonia is 1% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Paxtonia is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Paxtonia is 4% 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$87,361$7,280$2,038$2,621
Renters$52,425$4,369$1,223$1,573
The affordability of the housing market in Paxtonia, PA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Paxtonia, PA homeowners, the median income is $87,361. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,038 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $52,425. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,223 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Paxtonia, PA, the Pennsylvania income tax and the Pennsylvania sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Pennsylvania maximum surtax is 8%, and the Pennsylvania sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07% in Pennsylvania.

Goods & Services

ItemPaxtoniaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.80$14.5912.3%
Beauty Salon $31.83$34.688.2%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.475.8%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $9.00$9.878.8%
Bowling $4.33$4.391.4%

Groceries

ItemPaxtoniaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.93$4.4810.1%
Fried Chicken $1.60$1.469.3%
Milk $2.10$2.3610.9%
Potatoes $3.08$3.060.6%
Pizza $6.99$9.2424.4%
Beer $10.94$8.6326.7%

Health Care

ItemPaxtoniaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.60$99.7817.2%
Doctor $90.75$105.0313.6%
Dentist $85.00$88.704.2%
Ibuprofen $8.47$9.4110.0%
Lipitor $314.48$298.505.4%

Housing

ItemPaxtoniaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $160,100.00$175,700.008.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,025.12$1,081.035.2%
Apartment Rent $975.00$920.006.0%

Transportation

ItemPaxtoniaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.095.2%
Tire Balancing $40.80$45.299.9%

Utilities

ItemPaxtoniaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$183.86$170.807.6%
Phone $34.18$28.2621.0%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fort Indiantown Gap, PA761033%
Messiah College, PA2,3051033%
New Market, PA54687-13%
Oberlin, PA46789-11%
Harrisburg, PA49,29790-10%
Paxtonia, PA4,8961011%

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Paxtonia, PA4,8961011%
Source: The Paxtonia, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.