Gap 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.
IndexGapPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index113100100
IndexGapPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index110100100
Groceries index109105100
Health care index10092100
Housing index12791100
Transportation index95108100
Utilities index105111100

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  • The cost of living in Gap is 13% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Gap is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gap is 27% 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$86,645$7,220$2,022$2,600
Renters$41,250$3,438$962$1,238

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

ItemGapNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.17$16.0911.9%
Beauty Salon $38.67$37.333.6%
Toothpaste $3.37$2.4537.6%
Shampoo $1.11$1.0011.3%
Movie $11.50$10.2811.9%
Bowling $4.75$4.933.7%

Groceries

ItemGapNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.31$3.8013.2%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4023.4%
Milk $2.13$2.016.3%
Potatoes $4.12$3.0136.7%
Pizza $10.24$9.893.6%
Beer $9.99$8.9012.3%

Health Care

ItemGapNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.17$102.1611.8%
Doctor $87.50$108.3619.2%
Dentist $107.42$92.5316.1%
Ibuprofen $9.69$9.284.4%
Lipitor $403.75$425.825.2%

Housing

ItemGapNational avg.Difference
Home Price $258,300.00$184,700.0039.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,333.34$1,202.4410.9%
Apartment Rent $919.00$949.003.2%

Transportation

ItemGapNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.243.2%
Tire Balancing $42.63$46.297.9%

Utilities

ItemGapNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$192.01$165.9615.7%
Phone $26.64$28.687.1%
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.
Lincoln University, PA1,8191077%
Brownstown borough, PA79984-16%
Gordonville, PA46291-9%
Ronks, PA28695-5%
Lancaster, PA59,34192-8%
Gap, PA2,07111313%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Prince George, VA2,07198-2%
Calhoun City, MS2,07172-28%
Boonville, NY2,07186-14%
Fifth Street, TX2,07180-20%
Eupora, MS2,07072-28%
Gap, PA2,07111313%
Source: The Gap, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.