Village Green-Green Ridge 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.
IndexVillage Green-Green RidgePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index111102100
IndexVillage Green-Green RidgePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index108103100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index10397100
Housing index12293100
Transportation index96112100
Utilities index114112100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Village Green-Green Ridge, PA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Pennsylvania the cost of living index in Village Green-Green Ridge, PA is 111, which is 9% higher than the average in Pennsylvania and compared to the national average it is 11% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Village Green-Green Ridge, PA goods and services come in at 5% higher than the average in Pennsylvania and are 8% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Village Green-Green Ridge is 9% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Village Green-Green Ridge is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Village Green-Green Ridge is 22% 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$73,600$6,133$1,717$2,208
Renters$51,917$4,326$1,211$1,558
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Village Green-Green Ridge, PA, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Village Green-Green Ridge, PA, the median monthly income is $73,600 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,717 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $51,917, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,211 on monthly rental expenses.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Village Green-Green Ridge, PA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Pennsylvania, as well as the rate for income tax in Pennsylvania. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Pennsylvania is 8%, and the sales tax in the state of Pennsylvania is 6%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Pennsylvania starts from 3.07% and goes up to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemVillage Green-Green RidgeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $40.00$34.6815.3%
Toothpaste $2.22$2.4710.2%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $11.50$9.8716.5%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemVillage Green-Green RidgeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.42$4.481.3%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.14$2.369.2%
Potatoes $3.66$3.0619.6%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.49$8.631.7%

Health Care

ItemVillage Green-Green RidgeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $118.00$99.7818.3%
Doctor $87.50$105.0316.7%
Dentist $97.50$88.709.9%
Ibuprofen $9.42$9.410.1%
Lipitor $328.49$298.5010.0%

Housing

ItemVillage Green-Green RidgeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $230,800.00$175,700.0031.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,153.85$1,081.036.7%
Apartment Rent $907.00$920.001.4%

Transportation

ItemVillage Green-Green RidgeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.095.0%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%

Utilities

ItemVillage Green-Green RidgeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$222.61$170.8030.3%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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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Source: The Village Green-Green Ridge, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.