Reamstown 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.
Cost of living index103102100
Goods & Services index103103100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9497100
Housing index10393100
Transportation index101112100
Utilities index113112100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Reamstown, PA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Pennsylvania and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Reamstown, PA is 103, which is 1% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 3% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Reamstown, PA are 1% lower than the average for Pennsylvania and 3% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Reamstown is 1% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Reamstown is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Reamstown is 3% 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Reamstown, 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 Reamstown, PA homeowners, the median income is $79,643. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,858 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $57,628. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,345 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

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Pennsylvania Income Tax

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The Pennsylvania sales tax and Pennsylvania income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Reamstown, PA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Pennsylvania sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Pennsylvania income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemReamstownNational 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%


ItemReamstownNational 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

ItemReamstownNational 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%


ItemReamstownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $191,000.00$175,700.008.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,025.12$1,081.035.2%
Apartment Rent $824.00$920.0010.4%


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


ItemReamstownNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Brownstown, PA71184-16%
Reading, PA88,05190-10%
Gordonville, PA67189-11%
Lancaster, PA59,36893-7%
Hebron, PA1,03785-15%
Reamstown, PA3,9291033%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Waialua, HI3,92918888%
Saugerties, NY3,93011212%
Lawrence Park, PA3,93086-14%
Wintersville, OH3,93091-9%
Hawaiian Ocean View, HI3,92712727%
Reamstown, PA3,9291033%
Source: The Reamstown, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.