Woodbourne 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.
Cost of living index150102100
Goods & Services index115103100
Groceries index117105100
Health care index9997100
Housing index23093100
Transportation index117112100
Utilities index121112100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Woodbourne, PA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Pennsylvania the cost of living index in Woodbourne, PA is 150, which is 47% higher than the average in Pennsylvania and compared to the national average it is 50% 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 Woodbourne, PA goods and services come in at 11% higher than the average in Pennsylvania and are 15% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Woodbourne is 47% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Woodbourne is 50% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Woodbourne is 130% 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Woodbourne, 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 Woodbourne, PA, the median monthly income is $155,977 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $3,639 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $85,133, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,986 on monthly rental expenses.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

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Pennsylvania Income Tax

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The Pennsylvania sales tax and Pennsylvania income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Woodbourne, PA. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Pennsylvania sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 8%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Pennsylvania income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemWoodbourneNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $52.00$34.6849.9%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $10.75$9.878.9%
Bowling $5.04$4.3914.8%


ItemWoodbourneNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $10.74$9.2416.2%
Beer $8.39$8.632.8%

Health Care

ItemWoodbourneNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.00$99.786.2%
Doctor $118.75$105.0313.1%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.89$9.415.1%
Lipitor $200.00$298.5033.0%


ItemWoodbourneNational avg.Difference
Home Price $437,500.00$175,700.00149.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,419.25$1,081.0331.3%
Apartment Rent $1,693.00$920.0084.0%


ItemWoodbourneNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.46$2.0917.6%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%


ItemWoodbourneNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.98$170.809.5%
Phone $38.50$28.2636.3%
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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Arcadia University, PA62311515%
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Beverly, NJ2,5731099%
Burlington, NJ9,86511010%
Roebling, NJ3,86111111%
Woodbourne, PA3,71915050%

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Woodbourne, PA3,71915050%
Source: The Woodbourne, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.