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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Allentown, Pennsylvania is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Allentown, Pennsylvania is more expensive.

Overall, Allentown, Pennsylvania cost of living is 86.90.

  COST OF LIVINGAllentown, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Overall  87100
  Grocery  99.9100
  Health  99100
  Housing  58100
  Utilities  110100
  Transportation  98100
  Miscellaneous  102100

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If you like the changing seasons this is the place for you. In the summer it can get to the upper 90's. Winters are frigid with some heavy... (read more)
Allentown, PA climate
Moderate Climate. Summers can be hot and humid. Winters are usually cold, but not extreme. Snowfall can vary from year to year. Some years there is less than 10... (read more)
Lots to do here
This is a beautiful place, kept clean by weekly street sweeping. A multitude of parks exist including the exceptional Rose Garden and sports fields, and people use them... (read more)
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re: Great Place to Live - 4/26/2009
Pawlowki? Isn't that the name of the Mayor of Allentown? And doesn't he live in center city? Must be a... (read more)
Great Place to Live
Allentown is a great place to live and raise a family. We have lived in in a historic house in center city for the last 12 years and just love it. We have two children... (read more)
Allentown is on the right track
More and more new people seem to find something to love about Allentown every day, making up for the negative, self-loathing denizens that have characterized the city's... (read more)
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