Philadelphia County, PA Cost of Living


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Philadelphia cost of living score
104.3
More expensive
4.3% higher
than the US average
10.3% higher
than the Pennsylvania average
Philadelphia Pennsylva County, Pennsylvania gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 104.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 4.3% higher than the U.S. average and 10.3% higher than the average for Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia County, PA

Housing costs in Philadelphia?
A typical home costs $223,800, which is 33.8% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 7.8% less expensive than the average Pennsylvania home, at $242,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Philadelphia costs $1,470 per month, which is 2.8% more than the national average of $1,430 and 17.7% more than the state average of $1,210.

Can I afford Philadelphia?
To live comfortably in Philadelphia Pennsylva County, Pennsylvania, a minimum annual income of $42,840 for a family, and $48,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Philadelphia?
Philadelphia, PA County has a cost of living of 104.3, which is 4.3% higher than the US average of 100. The increase in cost of living is reflected in the median house value in this area, which stands at $223,800. This is significantly higher than the national average of $338,100, indicating that it can be more expensive to live and own property in Philadelphia County compared to other parts of the country.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited States
  104.394.6100.0
  103.5100.3100
  102.1101.1100.0
  75.780.5100.0
  $223,800$242,800$338,100
  107.7%98.2%100.0%
  141.9104.0100.0
  108.0101.5100.0

   100=National Average

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