South Philadelphia 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.
IndexSouth PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Cost of living index107104100
IndexSouth PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Goods & Services index107107100
Groceries index116116105
Health care index10610692
Housing index948691
Transportation index115115108
Utilities index125125111

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Mike McCannBHHS, Fox and Roach REALTORS®View websiteMikeFew people love Philadelphia more than Mike McCann. His enthusiasm for the city and its residents is contagious! Mike is a native of Philadelphia and graduate of the Temple Real Estate Institute.
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Maria QuattroneRemax @ HomeView websiteMariaBorn and raised in Philadelphia, Temple University graduate and CEO of RE/MAX @ HOME, Maria Quattrone has over ten years of experience serving people’s needs in the Philadelphia real estate market.

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  • The cost of living in South Philadelphia is 7% higher than the Philadelphia average.
  • The cost of living in South Philadelphia is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Philadelphia is 6% 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)
Household$45,300$3,775$1,057$1,359

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.
Tavistock, NJ911212%
Pine Valley, NJ411212%
Arcadia University, PA64711212%
Prospect Park CDP, PA22488-12%
Audubon Park, NJ99393-7%
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 South Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.