Sellersville 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.
IndexSellersvillePennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index10399100
IndexSellersvillePennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index10098100
Groceries index100103100
Health care index9894100
Housing index10691100
Transportation index106109100
Utilities index107111100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Sellersville, PA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Pennsylvania and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Sellersville, PA is 103, which is 5% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 3% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Sellersville, PA are 2% higher than the average for Pennsylvania and equal to the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Sellersville is 5% higher than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in Sellersville is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sellersville is 6% 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)
      Owners$79,880$6,657$1,864$2,397
      Renters$44,107$3,676$1,029$1,323
      How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Sellersville, PA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Sellersville, PA homeowners have a median income of $79,880. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,864 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $44,107, which means there is a maximum of $1,029 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Pennsylvania Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Pennsylvania6%8%

      Pennsylvania Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Pennsylvania3.07%3.07%
      For those who live in Sellersville, 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

      ItemSellersvilleNational 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%

      Groceries

      ItemSellersvilleNational 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

      ItemSellersvilleNational 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%

      Housing

      ItemSellersvilleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $197,600.00$184,700.007.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,382.68$1,273.328.6%
      Apartment Rent $995.00$949.004.8%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemSellersvilleNational 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 Sellersville, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.