State College, PA Cost of Living

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State College cost of living score
Less expensive
4.6% lower
than the US average
0.8% higher
than the Pennsylvania average
State College, Pennsylvania gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 95.4, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 4.6% lower than the U.S. average and 0.8% lower than the average for Pennsylvania.

State College, PA

Housing costs in State College?
A typical home costs $355,500, which is 5.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 46.4% more expensive than the average Pennsylvania home, at $242,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in State College costs $1,380 per month, which is 3.5% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 12.3% more than the state average of $1,210.

Can I afford State College?
To live comfortably in State College, Pennsylvania, a minimum annual income of $68,040 for a family, and $48,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about State College?
State College, PA has a relatively low cost of living. Prices for food, housing, utilities, and transportation are all lower than the national average. The median home in State College costs about $209,000 which is significantly lower than the nationwide median of $231,200. Renters can expect to pay an average of $943 per month which is also much lower than the national average of $1,051 per month. In addition to low housing costs, everyday goods and services like groceries are also lower in price compared to other cities across the country. All these factors combine to make State College an affordable place for many people looking for a comfortable place to call home.
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I relocated to State College about 30 years ago. We hadn’t planned to stay this long, but life here is “easy”. Outdoor activities are ample. There are many beautiful  More

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State College is a small "safe" town, you will always see friends, coworkers, physicians, mechanics, the doctor's office, in the store, near your home,  More

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Over 14 years ago

I lived in State College, PA all my life untill 2006 when we finally moved south where it was warmer. State College itself is a fun place to be when it comes to football  More

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