Port Vue 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.
IndexPort VuePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index86102100
IndexPort VuePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97103100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index4793100
Transportation index120112100
Utilities index108112100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Port Vue, PA is displayed above. In Port Vue, PA, the overall cost of living index is 86, which is 16% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 14% lower 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 Port Vue, PA, the city's goods and services are 6% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Port Vue is 16% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Port Vue is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Port Vue is 53% 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Port Vue, PA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Port Vue, PA, the median monthly income is $50,068 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,168 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $32,250, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $752 on monthly rental expenses.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

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Pennsylvania Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Port Vue, PA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Pennsylvania, as well as the rate for income tax in Pennsylvania. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Pennsylvania is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Pennsylvania is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Pennsylvania starts from 3.07% and goes up to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemPort VueNational 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%


ItemPort VueNational 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

ItemPort VueNational 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%


ItemPort VueNational avg.Difference
Home Price $65,400.00$175,700.0062.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $652.00$920.0029.1%


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


ItemPort VueNational 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

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Rankin, PA2,14279-21%
Braddock, PA2,03080-20%
North Braddock, PA4,84781-19%
East Pittsburgh, PA1,91082-18%
Donora, PA4,73383-17%
Port Vue, PA3,78486-14%

Cities with similar population

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East Merrimack, NH3,78411818%
Dannemora, NY3,78597-3%
Falmouth, MA3,78514949%
Weaverville, NC3,7831066%
Ahtanum, WA3,78595-5%
Port Vue, PA3,78486-14%
Source: The Port Vue, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.