West Middlesex 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 MiddlesexPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index85100100
IndexWest MiddlesexPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index8899100
Groceries index118102100
Health care index8890100
Housing index5893100
Transportation index102109100
Utilities index96115100

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  • The cost of living in West Middlesex is 15% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in West Middlesex is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Middlesex is 42% 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$55,096$4,591$1,285$1,653
Renters$20,625$1,719$481$619

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 MiddlesexNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.27$15.568.3%
Beauty Salon $32.93$36.118.8%
Toothpaste $2.86$2.4715.8%
Shampoo $1.05$0.968.8%
Movie $10.60$10.134.7%
Bowling $3.51$4.7425.8%

Groceries

ItemWest MiddlesexNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$3.982.4%
Fried Chicken $1.94$1.4138.1%
Milk $2.80$2.0635.7%
Potatoes $3.99$2.9833.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $7.99$8.799.1%

Health Care

ItemWest MiddlesexNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $72.82$101.0427.9%
Doctor $83.27$107.4422.5%
Dentist $73.07$90.4219.2%
Ibuprofen $11.27$9.2821.5%
Lipitor $442.27$426.503.7%

Housing

ItemWest MiddlesexNational avg.Difference
Home Price $91,500.00$175,700.0047.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,414.65$1,133.2324.8%
Apartment Rent $664.00$920.0027.8%

Transportation

ItemWest MiddlesexNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$1.996.2%
Tire Balancing $42.96$45.766.1%

Utilities

ItemWest MiddlesexNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.80$163.819.8%
Phone $29.99$28.395.6%
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.
Maplewood Park, OH34073-27%
Frizzleburg, PA47877-23%
Youngstown, OH66,01379-21%
Wheatland, PA83380-20%
New Castle, PA22,88379-21%
West Middlesex, PA86385-15%

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Eckhart Mines, MD86393-7%
Bon Aqua Junction, TN86384-16%
Sylvan Beach, NY86394-6%
Hubbard Lake, MI86397-3%
Captains Cove, VA86311111%
West Middlesex, PA86385-15%
Source: The West Middlesex, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.