Nazareth 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.
Cost of living index10099100
Goods & Services index10098100
Groceries index100103100
Health care index9894100
Housing index9591100
Transportation index106109100
Utilities index107111100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Nazareth, PA is shown above. Compared to the state average of Pennsylvania the cost of living index in Nazareth, PA is 100, which is 1% higher than the average in Pennsylvania and compared to the national average it is equal to. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Nazareth, PA goods and services come in at 2% higher than the average in Pennsylvania and are equal to compared to the nationwide average.
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  • The cost of living in Nazareth is 1% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Nazareth is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Nazareth is 5% 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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      The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Nazareth, PA to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Nazareth, PA, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Nazareth, PA salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Nazareth, PA, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Nazareth, PA has a median income of about $79,213 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,848 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $37,679. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $879 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      Pennsylvania Sales Tax

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      Pennsylvania Income Tax

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      For those who live in Nazareth, PA and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Pennsylvania income tax rate and the Pennsylvania sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Pennsylvania, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Pennsylvania, the income tax rate ranges between 3.07% to 3.07%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemNazarethNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.00$17.492.9%
      Beauty Salon $43.43$38.1713.8%
      Toothpaste $1.89$2.3218.6%
      Shampoo $1.04$1.012.8%
      Movie $11.28$10.725.2%
      Bowling $12.75$13.868.0%


      ItemNazarethNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.93$3.900.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.53$1.409.6%
      Milk $2.08$1.966.0%
      Potatoes $3.27$3.182.7%
      Pizza $8.84$10.3915.0%
      Beer $9.70$9.235.1%

      Health Care

      ItemNazarethNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $97.83$106.348.0%
      Doctor $76.00$115.2534.1%
      Dentist $118.33$98.3820.3%
      Ibuprofen $8.92$9.263.7%
      Lipitor $486.31$466.474.3%


      ItemNazarethNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $176,100.00$184,700.004.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,382.68$1,273.328.6%
      Apartment Rent $883.00$949.007.0%


      ItemNazarethNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.86$2.5910.4%
      Tire Balancing $50.21$48.902.7%


      ItemNazarethNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$184.54$167.6010.1%
      Phone $186.24$163.4214.0%
      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 Nazareth, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.