Volant 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.
IndexVolantPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index78102100
IndexVolantPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index89103100
Groceries index78105100
Health care index8497100
Housing index5593100
Transportation index92112100
Utilities index93112100

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  • The cost of living in Volant is 24% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Volant is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Volant is 45% 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$36,667$3,056$856$1,100
Renters$35,625$2,969$831$1,069

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

ItemVolantNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.20$14.5916.4%
Beauty Salon $25.60$34.6826.2%
Toothpaste $1.91$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.81$1.0220.7%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.20$4.3927.1%

Groceries

ItemVolantNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.59$4.4819.8%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4626.9%
Milk $1.50$2.3636.4%
Potatoes $1.58$3.0648.4%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemVolantNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.80$99.7816.0%
Doctor $72.40$105.0331.1%
Dentist $70.60$88.7020.4%
Ibuprofen $7.51$9.4120.2%
Lipitor $319.82$298.507.1%

Housing

ItemVolantNational avg.Difference
Home Price $85,000.00$175,700.0051.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $765.19$1,081.0329.2%
Apartment Rent $642.00$920.0030.2%

Transportation

ItemVolantNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $36.78$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemVolantNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.52$170.8019.5%
Phone $31.43$28.2611.2%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Slippery Rock University, PA1,80588-12%
S.N.P.J., PA1665-35%
Frizzleburg, PA47872-28%
Lake Arthur Estates, PA61383-17%
Wheatland, PA83374-26%
Volant, PA11578-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Inverness, MT11578-22%
Webster, IA11577-23%
Alleghany, CA11513232%
Brookston, MN11587-13%
Goodrich, ND11577-23%
Volant, PA11578-22%
Source: The Volant, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.