Shippensburg University 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.
IndexShippensburg UniversityPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index110102100
IndexShippensburg UniversityPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index103103100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index9497100
Housing index12593100
Transportation index101112100
Utilities index113112100

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  • The cost of living in Shippensburg University is 7% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Shippensburg University is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shippensburg University is 25% 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)
Owners$0$0$0$0
Renters$17,750$1,479$414$533

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

ItemShippensburg UniversityNational 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%

Groceries

ItemShippensburg UniversityNational 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

ItemShippensburg UniversityNational 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%

Housing

ItemShippensburg UniversityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,025.12$1,081.035.2%
Apartment Rent $1,150.00$920.0025.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemShippensburg UniversityNational 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.
Flora Dale, PA01033%
Newburg, PA12783-17%
Newville, PA1,36394-6%
Plainfield, PA23895-5%
Orrstown, PA26996-4%
Shippensburg University, PA2,36011010%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pottsboro, TX2,36090-10%
Wailua, HI2,36116969%
Randolph, VT2,3611066%
Bridgeville, DE2,3591088%
Coushatta, LA2,36177-23%
Shippensburg University, PA2,36011010%
Source: The Shippensburg University, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.