Picture Rocks 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.
IndexPicture RocksPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index99100100
IndexPicture RocksPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index9999100
Groceries index103102100
Health care index7590100
Housing index9093100
Transportation index113109100
Utilities index118115100

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  • The cost of living in Picture Rocks is 1% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Picture Rocks is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Picture Rocks is 10% 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$72,596$6,050$1,694$2,178
Renters$37,500$3,125$875$1,125

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

ItemPicture RocksNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.94$15.564.0%
Beauty Salon $28.92$36.1119.9%
Toothpaste $2.50$2.471.0%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.5%
Movie $9.89$10.132.4%
Bowling $5.20$4.749.8%

Groceries

ItemPicture RocksNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.68$3.987.7%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.410.7%
Milk $1.77$2.0614.2%
Potatoes $3.22$2.988.1%
Pizza $8.94$9.475.6%
Beer $9.21$8.794.8%

Health Care

ItemPicture RocksNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $69.07$101.0431.6%
Doctor $65.78$107.4438.8%
Dentist $59.17$90.4234.6%
Ibuprofen $9.00$9.283.0%
Lipitor $436.05$426.502.2%

Housing

ItemPicture RocksNational avg.Difference
Home Price $158,000.00$175,700.0010.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,147.79$1,133.231.3%
Apartment Rent $835.00$920.009.2%

Transportation

ItemPicture RocksNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$1.9910.2%
Tire Balancing $55.18$45.7620.6%

Utilities

ItemPicture RocksNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$194.54$163.8118.8%
Phone $33.24$28.3917.1%
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.
Montgomery, PA1,50190-10%
Iola, PA26291-9%
Turbotville, PA69491-9%
Eyers Grove, PA13191-9%
Millville, PA98992-8%
Picture Rocks, PA75299-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Osmond, NE75284-16%
Scranton, KS75281-19%
Footville, WI75287-13%
Bluewater Acres, NM75283-17%
Welaka, FL75286-14%
Picture Rocks, PA75299-1%
Source: The Picture Rocks, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.