Beech Creek 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.
IndexBeech CreekPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index88100100
IndexBeech CreekPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index99100100
Groceries index99105100
Health care index8892100
Housing index5691100
Transportation index106108100
Utilities index119111100

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  • The cost of living in Beech Creek is 11% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Beech Creek is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Beech Creek is 44% 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$58,646$4,887$1,368$1,760
Renters$18,125$1,510$423$544

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

ItemBeech CreekNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.50$16.092.6%
Beauty Salon $23.12$37.3338.1%
Toothpaste $2.51$2.452.7%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0012.0%
Movie $9.90$10.283.7%
Bowling $3.77$4.9323.6%

Groceries

ItemBeech CreekNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.73$3.801.9%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.401.8%
Milk $2.10$2.014.4%
Potatoes $2.93$3.012.8%
Pizza $8.98$9.899.2%
Beer $10.01$8.9012.6%

Health Care

ItemBeech CreekNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $51.78$102.1649.3%
Doctor $89.29$108.3617.6%
Dentist $82.49$92.5310.9%
Ibuprofen $9.65$9.284.0%
Lipitor $421.47$425.821.0%

Housing

ItemBeech CreekNational avg.Difference
Home Price $109,300.00$184,700.0040.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,171.73$1,202.442.6%
Apartment Rent $472.00$949.0050.3%

Transportation

ItemBeech CreekNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.45$2.249.2%
Tire Balancing $46.10$46.290.4%

Utilities

ItemBeech CreekNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$210.15$165.9626.6%
Phone $31.90$28.6811.2%
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.
Hublersburg, PA411022%
Orviston, PA8777-23%
Aaronsburg CDP (Washington County), PA26381-19%
Monument, PA18982-18%
Woodward, PA13487-13%
Beech Creek, PA74888-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Victor, MT74890-10%
Horseshoe Bend, TX74876-24%
La Farge, WI74889-11%
Roosevelt, NJ74812121%
Onida, SD74885-15%
Beech Creek, PA74888-12%
Source: The Beech Creek, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.