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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.

Overall, Reading, Pennsylvania cost of living is 78.20.

  COST OF LIVINGReading, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Overall  78100
  Grocery  100.9100
  Health  98100
  Housing  30100
  Utilities  112100
  Transportation  100100
  Miscellaneous  101100


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Reading realities
Having lived in Reading in the 1960's and early 1970's I can definitely say the city has gone downhill as it has in reality been a victim of two major forces; first... (read more)
Realtor & Mortgage Broker
Reading,PA one of the small town that move a great Real State Sales in the area, A good place with a big government Grant,Economic Development plans and big money to... (read more)
Inaccurate representation
I agree that the rankings for "Reading" must be including many of the surrounding suburban areas and this greatly skews the results. Life in Sinking Spring or... (read more)
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re: reading, pa - 8/11/2008
How's the area by the Abraham hotel... (read more)
re: Reading is getting BETTER - 5/22/2007
Has it emerged yet? If so I've missed it. Would love to hear your point of view 4+ years later. Thanks in... (read more)
A rest stop between Philly and NYC.
Reading is a small mixed version of Philadelphia and New York City. It's hard to find any actual natives of Reading anymore because everyone seams to be from somewhere... (read more)
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