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