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

Overall, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania cost of living is 96.70.

  COST OF LIVINGPennsylvania, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Overall  97100
  Grocery  102.2100
  Health  97100
  Housing  85100
  Utilities  110100
  Transportation  102100
  Miscellaneous  102100
  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
PA economy crippled by poor government
PA has too many government agencies and programs created to promote economic development. At best, the efforts are ineffectual, and at worst, they make it more... (read more)
Property Tax
Enough to scare people away. I thought Rendell was going to handle... (read more)
Pot Hole Capital
Terrible interstates, roads always under construction, no way in or no way out once the snow is... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
re: Best City/area/place to live?! Torn between a
State College is in the boonies, not much employment out that way, same as the Wilkebarre area and the Poconos I think. I have been to Wilkesbarre and not much going on... (read more)
re: The good and the bad of Pennsylvania - 5/18/20
Lived here virtually all my life. In a state this large you cannot generalize, so you have to explore the situation town by town. I live in a very affluent and developed... (read more)
Best City/area/place to live?! Torn between a few.
I am looking into moving to PA, soon, as my Husband is getting ready to get out of the military. We are from NY, but don't want to go back to the town we are from. We... (read more)
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