Sierra View 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.
IndexSierra ViewPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index105102100
IndexSierra ViewPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index112103100
Groceries index110105100
Health care index11397100
Housing index9593100
Transportation index111112100
Utilities index97112100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Sierra View, PA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Sierra View, PA is 105, which is 3% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 5% higher than 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 Sierra View, PA are 8% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 12% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Sierra View is 3% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Sierra View is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sierra View 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$72,935$6,078$1,702$2,188
Renters$2,499$208$58$75
The affordability of the housing market in Sierra View, 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 Sierra View, PA homeowners, the median income is $72,935. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,702 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $2,499. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $58 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
The Pennsylvania sales tax and Pennsylvania income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Sierra View, 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

ItemSierra ViewNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $32.75$34.685.6%
Toothpaste $1.99$2.4719.5%
Shampoo $1.08$1.025.7%
Movie $11.70$9.8718.6%
Bowling $4.72$4.397.5%

Groceries

ItemSierra ViewNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.44$4.480.8%
Fried Chicken $1.97$1.4634.6%
Milk $2.57$2.369.1%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.79$8.631.8%

Health Care

ItemSierra ViewNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.25$99.782.5%
Doctor $86.25$105.0317.9%
Dentist $119.50$88.7034.7%
Ibuprofen $10.32$9.419.6%
Lipitor $351.24$298.5017.7%

Housing

ItemSierra ViewNational avg.Difference
Home Price $167,500.00$175,700.004.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,607.16$1,081.0348.7%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemSierra ViewNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.093.7%
Tire Balancing $58.80$45.2929.8%

Utilities

ItemSierra ViewNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.83$170.808.8%
Phone $29.75$28.265.3%
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.
Weissport, PA40595-5%
Parryville, PA60496-4%
Palmerton, PA5,38297-3%
Weissport East, PA1,25698-2%
Lehighton, PA5,42799-1%
Sierra View, PA5,1541055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Johnstown, OH5,15491-9%
Albertson, NY5,15417878%
Shanor-Northvue, PA5,1561000%
Fussels Corner, FL5,15283-17%
St. Clairsville, OH5,15196-4%
Sierra View, PA5,1541055%
Source: The Sierra View, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.