West Grove 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.
IndexWest GrovePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index109102100
IndexWest GrovePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index108103100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index10397100
Housing index11693100
Transportation index96112100
Utilities index114112100

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  • The cost of living in West Grove is 7% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in West Grove is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Grove is 16% 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$75,556$6,296$1,763$2,267
Renters$39,943$3,329$932$1,198

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

ItemWest GroveNational 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

ItemWest GroveNational 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

ItemWest GroveNational 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

ItemWest GroveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $201,000.00$175,700.0014.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,153.85$1,081.036.7%
Apartment Rent $1,097.00$920.0019.2%

Transportation

ItemWest GroveNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$2.095.0%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%

Utilities

ItemWest GroveNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lincoln University, PA1,7711066%
Modena, PA49696-4%
Coatesville, PA13,13099-1%
Christiana, PA1,0261022%
Elsmere, DE6,1491044%
West Grove, PA2,8561099%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Eutaw, AL2,85681-19%
La Grange, NC2,85683-17%
Central Heights-Midland City, AZ2,85782-18%
Lake of the Woods, IL2,85589-11%
Riverview, MO2,85486-14%
West Grove, PA2,8561099%
Source: The West Grove, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.