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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

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

Overall, Scranton, Pennsylvania cost of living is 84.70.

  COST OF LIVINGScranton, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Overall  85100
  Grocery  104100
  Health  95100
  Housing  47100
  Utilities  112100
  Transportation  101100
  Miscellaneous  103100
  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
Awful Economy!
I've lived in the Scranton area my entire life and will soon be relocating to another state due to the lack of economic growth. As a nurse it shouldn't be too hard... (read more)
No opportunity! Bad city!
I lived in Scranton,PA for over 4 months in 2009. I could not find an average income job. I was told by the "locals" that it is a game of "who you know". I felt the home... (read more)
Scranton is a great place to retire to or raise a
I was born and raised in Scranton. The job market is poor here--mostly $7-10/hour range. The area hasn't changed much in the past 50 years--it's gone from one... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
NORTH SCRANTON IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE IN NEPA!!!
LOVE LIVING IN NORTH SCRANTON PA....MY WIFE AND I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 12 YEARS AND HAVE MET SO MANY NICE PEOPLE. BEING FROM NY DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE MOVED... (read more)
re: Never,Never Never, Never,Move to Scranton pa.
We have lived here in North Scranton for 10yrs and love it. What more can you ask for great place a bit of everything. When people say any negative about the area it is... (read more)
re: scranton,pa is one of the best towns you can l
We have lived here in North Scranton for 10yrs and love it. What more can you ask for great place a bit of everything. When people say any negative about the area it is... (read more)
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