Pennsylvania Cost of Living

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Pennsylvania cost of living score
Less expensive
5.4% lower
than the US average
0.0% lower
than the Pennsylvania average
Pennsylvania gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 94.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 5.4% lower than the U.S. average and 0.0% lower than the average for Pennsylvania.


Housing costs in Pennsylvania?
A typical home costs $242,800, which is 28.2% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.0% less expensive than the average Pennsylvania home, at $242,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Pennsylvania costs $1,210 per month, which is 15.4% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $1,210.

Can I afford Pennsylvania?
To live comfortably in Pennsylvania, a minimum annual income of $46,440 for a family, and $39,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Pennsylvania?
The cost of living in Pennsylvania State varies depending on where you live. Generally, the larger cities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg are more expensive to live in than the smaller towns and rural areas. The median home cost is around $190,000 and rental costs vary widely depending on the size and location of a property. Basic groceries tend to be slightly more expensive than the national average as well. Transportation costs are typical for this region, with most commuters relying on personal vehicles or public transportation. In general, Pennsylvania State offers an affordable lifestyle with some lower-cost areas available for those looking for a bargain.
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Over 2 years ago

How Can PA not have 5 stars? Sure the elected officials may be below avg and some of the areas may not be well maintained but it's a great place to explore and even put  More

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I've lived in PA for 26 years and I've been ready to leave for some time. PA made the top 10 for property tax, is ranked number 13 for hazardous pollution, not even in  More

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Over 8 years ago

We need jobs now bring back gas, oil and coal. I moved back to Pennsylvania in 2008 so my wife could be close to her family and I found a job at halliburton rather  More

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