Penn 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.
IndexPennPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index89102100
IndexPennPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97103100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index5693100
Transportation index120112100
Utilities index108112100

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  • The cost of living in Penn is 13% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Penn is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Penn is 44% 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$56,250$4,688$1,312$1,688
Renters$32,500$2,708$758$975

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

ItemPennNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.25$14.599.2%
Beauty Salon $37.49$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.74$2.4729.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $8.65$9.8712.3%
Bowling $3.95$4.3910.1%

Groceries

ItemPennNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.89$4.489.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $2.04$2.3613.4%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.70$9.245.9%
Beer $9.99$8.6315.7%

Health Care

ItemPennNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.00$99.7812.8%
Doctor $89.83$105.0314.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $9.92$9.415.4%
Lipitor $325.87$298.509.2%

Housing

ItemPennNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,100.00$175,700.0053.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $729.00$920.0020.8%

Transportation

ItemPennNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.0922.4%
Tire Balancing $51.54$45.2913.8%

Utilities

ItemPennNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.47$170.8017.4%
Phone $26.50$28.266.2%
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.
St. Vincent College, PA1,2991033%
Rankin, PA2,14279-21%
Braddock, PA2,03080-20%
North Braddock, PA4,84781-19%
East Pittsburgh, PA1,91082-18%
Penn, PA59689-11%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Stillmore, GA59677-23%
Winterstown, PA59699-1%
North Chevy Chase, MD59618686%
Lucerne Mines, PA59683-17%
Corbin City, NJ59611919%
Penn, PA59689-11%
Source: The Penn, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.