Bridgeport 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.
IndexBridgeportPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index10799100
IndexBridgeportPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index10598100
Groceries index117103100
Health care index10394100
Housing index10491100
Transportation index115109100
Utilities index108111100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Bridgeport, PA is displayed above. In Bridgeport, PA, the overall cost of living index is 107, which is 9% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 7% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Bridgeport, PA, the city's goods and services are 7% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 5% higher than the U.S. average.
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  • The cost of living in Bridgeport is 9% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Bridgeport is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bridgeport is 4% 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$74,659$6,222$1,742$2,240
      Renters$42,803$3,567$999$1,284
      One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Bridgeport, PA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Bridgeport, PA have a median income of $74,659. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,742 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $42,803, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $999.

      Pennsylvania Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Pennsylvania6%8%

      Pennsylvania Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
      When assessing the complete cost of living in Bridgeport, PA, the Pennsylvania income tax and the Pennsylvania sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Pennsylvania maximum surtax is 8%, and the Pennsylvania sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 3.07% to 3.07% in Pennsylvania.

      Goods & Services

      ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.40$17.4910.9%
      Beauty Salon $61.00$38.1759.8%
      Toothpaste $2.02$2.3213.0%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
      Movie $12.10$10.7212.8%
      Bowling $18.40$13.8632.7%

      Groceries

      ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.94$3.901.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.8%
      Milk $2.16$1.9610.1%
      Potatoes $3.66$3.1815.0%
      Pizza $10.50$10.391.0%
      Beer $8.71$9.235.6%

      Health Care

      ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $103.33$106.342.8%
      Doctor $133.33$115.2515.7%
      Dentist $103.33$98.385.0%
      Ibuprofen $10.32$9.2611.4%
      Lipitor $389.17$466.4716.6%

      Housing

      ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $195,200.00$184,700.005.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,429.36$1,273.3212.3%
      Apartment Rent $959.00$949.001.1%

      Transportation

      ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.89$2.5911.4%
      Tire Balancing $61.00$48.9024.8%

      Utilities

      ItemBridgeportNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$185.76$167.6010.8%
      Phone $189.24$163.4215.8%
      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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      Source: The Bridgeport, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.