Philadelphia County, PA Cost of Living

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Philadelphia cost of living score
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.
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   100=National Average

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