Hometown 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.
IndexHometownPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index97100100
IndexHometownPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index96100100
Groceries index103105100
Health care index7792100
Housing index9291100
Transportation index105108100
Utilities index107111100

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  • The cost of living in Hometown is 2% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Hometown is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hometown is 8% 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$70,662$5,889$1,649$2,120
Renters$30,870$2,573$720$926

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

ItemHometownNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.44$16.094.0%
Beauty Salon $27.71$37.3325.8%
Toothpaste $2.21$2.459.8%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0013.0%
Movie $10.39$10.281.0%
Bowling $3.60$4.9327.0%

Groceries

ItemHometownNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.802.1%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.403.3%
Milk $1.92$2.014.2%
Potatoes $3.28$3.019.1%
Pizza $9.02$9.898.7%
Beer $9.53$8.907.1%

Health Care

ItemHometownNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.22$102.1628.3%
Doctor $65.00$108.3640.0%
Dentist $67.81$92.5326.7%
Ibuprofen $9.31$9.280.3%
Lipitor $418.18$425.821.8%

Housing

ItemHometownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $163,800.00$184,700.0011.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,052.18$1,202.4412.5%
Apartment Rent $952.00$949.000.3%

Transportation

ItemHometownNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.53$2.2412.5%
Tire Balancing $41.44$46.2910.5%

Utilities

ItemHometownNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$179.36$165.968.1%
Phone $30.79$28.687.3%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Deer Lake CDP, PA4621022%
Oneida, PA15676-24%
Delano, PA34778-22%
Gilberton, PA86678-22%
Heckscherville, PA13378-22%
Hometown, PA1,33597-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
White Cloud, MI1,33582-18%
Girardville, PA1,33580-20%
Buffalo, OK1,33578-22%
Pittsville, MD1,33594-6%
Baidland, PA1,33597-3%
Hometown, PA1,33597-3%
Source: The Hometown, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.