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Overall 1%
Goods & Services 5%
Housing 15%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexWeigelstownPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living99101100
Goods & Services105101100
Groceries113107100
Health care8496100
Housing8591100
Transportation101111100
Utilities105111100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Weigelstown is 2% lower than the Pennsylvania average
  • The cost of living in Weigelstown is 1% lower than the national average
  • Weigelstown housing is 15% lower than the national average
  • Pennsylvania general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average
  • Pennsylvania state income tax is 24% 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$61,000$5,083$1,423$1,830
      Renters$29,983$2,499$700$900
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Weigelstown, PA, as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Weigelstown homeowners, is $61,000. This would allow for a maximum of $1,423 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $29,983 which would result in a maximum of $700 to be spent on rental costs.

      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

      ItemWeigelstownNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $22.28$18.6219.6%
      Beauty Salon $52.83$39.0535.3%
      Toothpaste $4.47$2.3491.1%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.065.4%
      Movie $13.19$10.6823.5%
      Bowling $17.08$14.6716.4%

      Groceries

      ItemWeigelstownNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.27$4.221.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.66$1.3919.8%
      Milk $2.39$2.0516.6%
      Potatoes $4.10$3.2924.7%
      Pizza $11.99$10.6212.9%
      Beer $9.19$9.382.0%

      Health Care

      ItemWeigelstownNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $82.95$108.5723.6%
      Doctor $93.69$116.1719.4%
      Dentist $84.98$99.1314.3%
      Ibuprofen $9.62$9.680.6%
      Lipitor $370.40$466.9220.7%

      Housing

      ItemWeigelstownNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $145,800.00$184,700.0021.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,373.24$1,197.4214.7%
      Apartment Rent $943.00$949.000.6%

      Transportation

      ItemWeigelstownNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.15$2.223.4%
      Tire Balancing $54.77$50.079.4%

      Utilities

      ItemWeigelstownNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$176.72$167.675.4%
      Phone $192.13$175.649.4%
      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.

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      Valley View CDP (Schuylkill County), PA1,59292-8%
      Weigelstown, PA12,69399-1%

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      Source: The Weigelstown, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.