Mercersburg 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.
IndexMercersburgPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index95100100
IndexMercersburgPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index105100100
Groceries index97105100
Health care index10292100
Housing index8591100
Transportation index90108100
Utilities index93111100

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  • The cost of living in Mercersburg is 5% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Mercersburg is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mercersburg is 15% 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$60,625$5,052$1,414$1,819
Renters$30,284$2,524$707$909

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

ItemMercersburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.25$16.0936.3%
Beauty Salon $30.92$37.3317.2%
Toothpaste $2.94$2.4520.1%
Shampoo $1.28$1.0027.6%
Movie $9.75$10.285.2%
Bowling $5.00$4.931.4%

Groceries

ItemMercersburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$3.800.9%
Fried Chicken $1.50$1.407.6%
Milk $1.91$2.015.0%
Potatoes $2.73$3.019.3%
Pizza $10.50$9.896.2%
Beer $9.62$8.908.1%

Health Care

ItemMercersburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$102.1612.2%
Doctor $107.00$108.361.3%
Dentist $100.42$92.538.5%
Ibuprofen $9.66$9.284.1%
Lipitor $418.31$425.821.8%

Housing

ItemMercersburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $169,700.00$184,700.008.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,186.07$1,202.441.4%
Apartment Rent $642.00$949.0032.3%

Transportation

ItemMercersburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.243.6%
Tire Balancing $36.33$46.2921.5%

Utilities

ItemMercersburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.90$165.967.9%
Phone $27.03$28.685.8%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kemps Mill, MD331000%
Ernstville, MD141000%
Fairview, MD01000%
Big Pool, MD631000%
Reid, MD561000%
Mercersburg, PA1,49395-5%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Celina, TN1,49380-20%
Manchester, KY1,49382-18%
Paxtang, PA1,49394-6%
Keshena, WI1,49381-19%
Marshallville, GA1,49378-22%
Mercersburg, PA1,49395-5%
Source: The Mercersburg, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.