Shanor-Northvue 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.
IndexShanor-NorthvuePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index100102100
IndexShanor-NorthvuePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97103100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index9597100
Housing index9593100
Transportation index120112100
Utilities index108112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Shanor-Northvue, PA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Shanor-Northvue, PA is 100, which is 2% lower than the Pennsylvania average and equal to the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Shanor-Northvue, PA are 6% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Shanor-Northvue is 2% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Shanor-Northvue is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shanor-Northvue is 5% 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$75,714$6,310$1,767$2,272
Renters$28,942$2,412$675$868
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Shanor-Northvue, PA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Shanor-Northvue, PA homeowners have a median income of $75,714. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,767 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $28,942, which means there is a maximum of $675 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Shanor-Northvue, PA is the Pennsylvania sales tax and Pennsylvania income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Pennsylvania sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Pennsylvania income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemShanor-NorthvueNational 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

ItemShanor-NorthvueNational 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

ItemShanor-NorthvueNational 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

ItemShanor-NorthvueNational avg.Difference
Home Price $183,800.00$175,700.004.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $963.99$1,081.0310.8%
Apartment Rent $667.00$920.0027.5%

Transportation

ItemShanor-NorthvueNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.56$2.0922.4%
Tire Balancing $51.54$45.2913.8%

Utilities

ItemShanor-NorthvueNational 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.

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Shanor-Northvue, PA5,1561000%

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Source: The Shanor-Northvue, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.