Lancaster, PA Cost of Living


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Lancaster cost of living score
99.5
Less expensive
0.5% lower
than the US average
5.2% higher
than the Pennsylvania average
Lancaster, Pennsylvania gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 99.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 0.5% lower than the U.S. average and 5.2% lower than the average for Pennsylvania.

Lancaster, PA

Housing costs in Lancaster?
A typical home costs $171,000, which is 49.4% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 29.6% less expensive than the average Pennsylvania home, at $242,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Lancaster costs $1,300 per month, which is 9.1% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 6.9% more than the state average of $1,210.

Can I afford Lancaster?
To live comfortably in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a minimum annual income of $32,760 for a family, and $41,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Lancaster?
Living in Lancaster, PA is a great option for those looking to save money. The median house value in the area is $171,000, which is significantly lower than the US average of $338,100. Furthermore, the cost of living in Lancaster is 91.3 compared to the US average of 100, making it an affordable place to live. With its low costs and high quality of life, Lancaster is an ideal place for individuals and families who are budget conscious and wish to make the most out of their money.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesLancasterPennsylvaniaUnited States
  99.594.6100.0
  102.7100.3100
  112.2101.1100.0
  73.080.5100.0
  $171,000$242,800$338,100
  104.3%98.2%100.0%
  90.1104.0100.0
  113.2101.5100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Lancaster is really nice in some parts, but it seems like the further away you get from downtown the worse it gets. I grew up around Saint Joseph and manor and saw  More

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I was there last weekend and was extremely favorably impressed. The only hesitation, and question, I have about the place is the high crime rate. It is hard to tell from  More

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Over 10 years ago

Lancaster is the nation's oldest inland city located in central PA amid Amish farmlands. Walkable and soon to be bike friendly, it offers a variety of great restaurants  More

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