Somerton 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.
IndexSomertonPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Cost of living index115105100
IndexSomertonPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Goods & Services index10810899
Groceries index116116102
Health care index10610690
Housing index1208793
Transportation index115115109
Utilities index124124115

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  • The cost of living in Somerton is 15% higher than the Philadelphia average.
  • The cost of living in Somerton is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Somerton is 20% 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)
Household$53,236$4,436$1,242$1,597

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

ItemPhiladelphiaNational 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

ItemPhiladelphiaNational 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

ItemPhiladelphiaNational 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

ItemPhiladelphiaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $143,200.00$175,700.0018.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,520.01$1,133.2334.1%
Apartment Rent $915.00$920.000.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemPhiladelphiaNational 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%
Camden, NJ77,29498-2%
Darby, PA10,68998-2%
Colwyn, PA2,542100-0%
Millbourne, PA1,2911022%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Phoenix, AZ1,490,75895-5%
San Antonio, TX1,385,43885-15%
San Diego, CA1,341,51014444%
Dallas, TX1,240,98597-3%
San Jose, CA986,32017373%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201055%
Source: The Somerton, Philadelphia, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.