Mount Washington 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 WashingtonPittsburghPennsylvania
Cost of living index9191100
IndexMount WashingtonPittsburghPennsylvania
Goods & Services index9797100
Groceries index110110105
Health care index949492
Housing index646591
Transportation index107107108
Utilities index110110111

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  • The cost of living in Mount Washington is 9% lower than the Pittsburgh average.
  • The cost of living in Mount Washington is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mount Washington is 36% 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$49,177$4,098$1,147$1,475

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

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.53$16.099.0%
Beauty Salon $32.20$37.3313.7%
Toothpaste $2.41$2.451.5%
Shampoo $1.02$1.001.6%
Movie $9.93$10.283.4%
Bowling $4.13$4.9316.3%

Groceries

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.53$3.807.1%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.4012.6%
Milk $1.90$2.015.5%
Potatoes $2.99$3.010.6%
Pizza $9.99$9.891.1%
Beer $10.08$8.9013.3%

Health Care

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.58$102.1615.2%
Doctor $98.75$108.368.9%
Dentist $86.30$92.536.7%
Ibuprofen $9.43$9.281.6%
Lipitor $415.17$425.822.5%

Housing

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Home Price $100,800.00$184,700.0045.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,031.03$1,202.4414.3%
Apartment Rent $844.00$949.0011.1%

Transportation

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.61$2.2416.1%
Tire Balancing $40.59$46.2912.3%

Utilities

ItemPittsburghNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.46$165.9612.3%
Phone $30.99$28.688.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Westland, PA991033%
Noblestown, PA5331033%
Arnold City, PA54680-20%
Rankin, PA2,27480-20%
North Braddock, PA4,81081-19%
Pittsburgh, PA305,30591-9%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Stockton, CA301,4431088%
Anchorage, AK299,32113030%
Lexington-Fayette, KY311,52995-5%
Cincinnati, OH298,01189-11%
St. Paul, MN297,1601011%
Pittsburgh, PA305,30591-9%
Source: The Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.