Allentown, PA  Cost of Living

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Allentown, PA Cost of Living

Allentown, Pennsylvania gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 97.9, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 2.1 percent lower than the U.S. average and 3.5 percent lower than the average for Pennsylvania.

A typical home costs $241,400, which is 28.6 percent less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.6 percent less expensive than the average Pennsylvania home, at $242,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Allentown costs $1,400 per month, which is 2.1 percent cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 13.6 percent more than the state average of $1,210.

To live comfortably in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a minimum annual income of $46,080 for a family, and $44,000 for a single person is recommended.

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

Allentown cost of living is 97.9

COST OF LIVINGAllentownPennsylvaniaUSA
  97.994.6100
  101100.3100
  102.4101.1100
  73.280.5100
  $241,400$242,800$338,100
  103.398.2100
  100.4104100
  124.9101.5100
100=National Average
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    Reviews for Allentown    25 Reviews
    Summers are literal torture. - 5/14/2021
    Winter in Allentown is alright, mild temperatures, there isn't much snow but there are some nearby ski resorts with artificial snow. In the summer there are some fun... Read More

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    Endless winter and not very safe. - 6/6/2020
    do you like cold and snow? Allentown may not be the coldest place in the country but it gets very cold and the winter feels endless...arctic blast after another and... Read More

    Lots to do here - 5/21/2015
    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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