South Temple 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.
IndexSouth TemplePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index100100100
IndexSouth TemplePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index102100100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index10192100
Housing index9491100
Transportation index110108100
Utilities index98111100

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  • The cost of living in South Temple is equal to the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in South Temple is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Temple is 6% 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$69,926$5,827$1,631$2,098
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemSouth TempleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.45$16.098.5%
Beauty Salon $38.21$37.332.4%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4513.2%
Shampoo $0.98$1.001.9%
Movie $10.90$10.286.0%
Bowling $4.04$4.9318.0%

Groceries

ItemSouth TempleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.62$3.804.9%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.400.9%
Milk $1.86$2.017.3%
Potatoes $3.28$3.019.1%
Pizza $8.76$9.8911.3%
Beer $9.61$8.908.0%

Health Care

ItemSouth TempleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.49$102.1619.9%
Doctor $92.57$108.3614.6%
Dentist $105.22$92.5313.7%
Ibuprofen $9.31$9.280.4%
Lipitor $412.77$425.823.1%

Housing

ItemSouth TempleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $138,600.00$184,700.0025.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,290.96$1,202.447.4%
Apartment Rent $1,316.00$949.0038.7%

Transportation

ItemSouth TempleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.53$2.2412.5%
Tire Balancing $48.07$46.293.8%

Utilities

ItemSouth TempleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.01$165.966.7%
Phone $25.24$28.6812.0%
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.
Kutztown University, PA3,8111022%
Walnuttown, PA5871022%
Hyde Park borough, PA45186-14%
Reading, PA87,89986-14%
Alsace Manor, PA34488-12%
South Temple, PA1,8371000%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Senath, MO1,83773-27%
Loxley, AL1,83794-6%
Forsyth, MT1,83790-10%
Lacon, IL1,83787-13%
Osgood, IN1,83786-14%
South Temple, PA1,8371000%
Source: The South Temple, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.