Trainer 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.
IndexTrainerPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index97100100
IndexTrainerPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index110100100
Groceries index109105100
Health care index10092100
Housing index7491100
Transportation index95108100
Utilities index105111100

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  • The cost of living in Trainer is 3% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Trainer is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Trainer is 26% 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$50,921$4,243$1,188$1,528
Renters$32,404$2,700$756$972

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

ItemTrainerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.17$16.0911.9%
Beauty Salon $38.67$37.333.6%
Toothpaste $3.37$2.4537.6%
Shampoo $1.11$1.0011.3%
Movie $11.50$10.2811.9%
Bowling $4.75$4.933.7%

Groceries

ItemTrainerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.31$3.8013.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4023.4%
Milk $2.13$2.016.3%
Potatoes $4.12$3.0136.7%
Pizza $10.24$9.893.6%
Beer $9.99$8.9012.3%

Health Care

ItemTrainerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.17$102.1611.8%
Doctor $87.50$108.3619.2%
Dentist $107.42$92.5316.1%
Ibuprofen $9.69$9.284.4%
Lipitor $403.75$425.825.2%

Housing

ItemTrainerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $102,100.00$184,700.0044.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,333.34$1,202.4410.9%
Apartment Rent $1,103.00$949.0016.2%

Transportation

ItemTrainerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.243.2%
Tire Balancing $42.63$46.297.9%

Utilities

ItemTrainerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$192.01$165.9615.7%
Phone $26.64$28.687.1%
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.
Cheyney University, PA6631077%
Prospect Park CDP, PA22488-12%
Chester, PA34,05690-10%
Marcus Hook, PA2,42092-8%
Darby, PA10,67796-4%
Trainer, PA1,67197-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lattingtown, NY1,671236136%
Three Way, TN1,67197-3%
Atlantic Beach, NC1,67111616%
Milam, TX1,67187-13%
Porter Heights, TX1,67290-10%
Trainer, PA1,67197-3%
Source: The Trainer, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.