West Newton 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.
IndexWest NewtonPennsylvaniaNational
Cost of living index88100100
IndexWest NewtonPennsylvaniaNational
Goods & Services index97100100
Groceries index110105100
Health care index9492100
Housing index5291100
Transportation index107108100
Utilities index110111100

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  • The cost of living in West Newton is 12% lower than the Pennsylvania average.
  • The cost of living in West Newton is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Newton is 48% 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)
Owners$53,897$4,491$1,258$1,617
Renters$18,393$1,533$429$552

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

ItemWest NewtonNational 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

ItemWest NewtonNational 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

ItemWest NewtonNational 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

ItemWest NewtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $97,100.00$184,700.0047.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,031.03$1,202.4414.3%
Apartment Rent $488.00$949.0048.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWest NewtonNational 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.
Naomi, PA421033%
Rankin, PA2,27480-20%
North Braddock, PA4,81081-19%
Braddock, PA1,84181-19%
Duquesne, PA5,53481-19%
West Newton, PA2,55688-12%

Cities with similar population

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Rosita, TX2,55677-23%
Smoke Rise, AL2,55695-5%
Harriman, NY2,55611313%
Shenandoah, VA2,55692-8%
Bermuda Run, NC2,55611010%
West Newton, PA2,55688-12%
Source: The West Newton, PA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.