Mount Airy 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.
IndexMount AiryPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Cost of living index113104100
IndexMount AiryPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Goods & Services index107107100
Groceries index116116105
Health care index10610692
Housing index1158691
Transportation index115115108
Utilities index125125111

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  • The cost of living in Mount Airy is 14% higher than the Philadelphia average.
  • The cost of living in Mount Airy is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mount Airy is 15% 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)
Household$58,968$4,914$1,376$1,769

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

ItemPhiladelphiaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.39$16.0914.3%
Beauty Salon $56.27$37.3350.7%
Toothpaste $2.19$2.4510.5%
Shampoo $0.99$1.001.1%
Movie $12.27$10.2819.3%
Bowling $5.21$4.935.6%

Groceries

ItemPhiladelphiaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.16$3.809.3%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.404.3%
Milk $2.11$2.014.9%
Potatoes $3.82$3.0127.0%
Pizza $10.33$9.894.5%
Beer $8.63$8.903.0%

Health Care

ItemPhiladelphiaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.71$102.161.4%
Doctor $130.24$108.3620.2%
Dentist $96.14$92.533.9%
Ibuprofen $9.55$9.282.9%
Lipitor $387.28$425.829.1%

Housing

ItemPhiladelphiaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $147,300.00$184,700.0020.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,546.68$1,202.4428.6%
Apartment Rent $943.00$949.000.6%

Transportation

ItemPhiladelphiaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.48$2.2410.5%
Tire Balancing $57.62$46.2924.5%

Utilities

ItemPhiladelphiaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.22$165.966.8%
Phone $42.00$28.6846.4%
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.
Arcadia University, PA64711212%
Tavistock, NJ911212%
Prospect Park CDP, PA22488-12%
Audubon Park, NJ99393-7%
Chester, PA34,05690-10%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,9381044%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Phoenix, AZ1,555,32495-5%
San Antonio, TX1,439,35886-14%
San Diego, CA1,374,81214646%
Dallas, TX1,278,43395-5%
San Jose, CA1,009,36317777%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,9381044%
Source: The Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.