Woodlyn 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.
IndexWoodlynPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index111102100
IndexWoodlynPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index115103100
Groceries index117105100
Health care index9997100
Housing index10193100
Transportation index117112100
Utilities index121112100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Woodlyn, PA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Pennsylvania and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Woodlyn, PA is 111, which is 9% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 11% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Woodlyn, PA are 11% higher than the average for Pennsylvania and 15% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Woodlyn is 9% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Woodlyn is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Woodlyn is 1% 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$76,675$6,390$1,789$2,300
Renters$21,373$1,781$499$641
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Woodlyn, PA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Woodlyn, PA homeowners, is $76,675. This would allow for a maximum of $1,789 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $21,373 which would result in a maximum of $499 to be spent on rental costs.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Pennsylvania6%8%

Pennsylvania Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
For those who live in Woodlyn, PA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Pennsylvania income tax rate and the Pennsylvania sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Pennsylvania, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Pennsylvania, the income tax rate ranges between 3.07% to 3.07%.

Goods & Services

ItemWoodlynNational 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%

Groceries

ItemWoodlynNational 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

ItemWoodlynNational 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%

Housing

ItemWoodlynNational avg.Difference
Home Price $191,900.00$175,700.009.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,419.25$1,081.0331.3%
Apartment Rent $754.00$920.0018.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWoodlynNational 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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Woodlyn, PA10,13111111%

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