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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 Reading, Pennsylvania is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Reading, Pennsylvania is more expensive.

Reading, Pennsylvania cost of living is 84.90.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGReading, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Overall  85100
  Grocery  112.1100
  Health  102100
  Housing  34100
  Utilities  123100
  Transportation  104100
  Miscellaneous  109100

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