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Overall 10%
Goods & Services 3%
Housing 44%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexChest SpringsPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living90101100
Goods & Services97101100
Groceries109107100
Health care9696100
Housing5691100
Transportation118111100
Utilities117111100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Chest Springs is 10% lower than the Pennsylvania average
  • The cost of living in Chest Springs is 10% lower than the national average
  • Chest Springs housing is 44% lower than the national average
  • Pennsylvania general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average
  • Pennsylvania state income tax is 24% 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$75,000$6,250$1,750$2,250
      Renters$22,188$1,849$518$666

      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

      ItemChest SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.10$18.622.6%
      Beauty Salon $34.18$39.0512.5%
      Toothpaste $2.19$2.346.6%
      Shampoo $1.16$1.069.5%
      Movie $11.48$10.687.4%
      Bowling $14.04$14.674.3%

      Groceries

      ItemChest SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.48$4.226.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.61$1.3916.4%
      Milk $2.03$2.050.9%
      Potatoes $4.39$3.2933.4%
      Pizza $10.96$10.623.1%
      Beer $9.92$9.385.8%

      Health Care

      ItemChest SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $90.39$108.5716.7%
      Doctor $93.55$116.1719.5%
      Dentist $102.37$99.133.3%
      Ibuprofen $9.85$9.681.8%
      Lipitor $490.98$466.925.2%

      Housing

      ItemChest SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $102,800.00$184,700.0044.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,238.67$1,197.423.4%
      Apartment Rent $525.00$949.0044.7%

      Transportation

      ItemChest SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.55$2.2214.4%
      Tire Balancing $61.08$50.0722.0%

      Utilities

      ItemChest SpringsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$210.66$167.6725.6%
      Phone $190.57$175.648.5%
      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.
      South Fork, PA99584-16%
      Cherry Tree, PA35184-16%
      Nanty-Glo, PA2,62885-15%
      Blandburg, PA40485-15%
      Patton, PA1,88786-14%
      Chest Springs, PA19790-10%

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      Mullinville, KS19779-21%
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      Source: The Chest Springs, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.