Zip 17872 (Shamokin, PA) Cost of Living


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Shamokin cost of living score
79.5
Less expensive
20.5% lower
than the US average
16.0% lower
than the Pennsylvania average
Shamokin (zip 17872), Pennsylvania gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 79.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 20.5% lower than the U.S. average and 16.0% higher than the average for Pennsylvania.

Zip 17872 (Shamokin, PA)

Housing costs in Shamokin?
A typical home costs $66,600, which is 80.3% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 72.6% less expensive than the average Pennsylvania home, at $242,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Shamokin costs $660 per month, which is 45.5% cheaper than the national average of $1,210 and 24.2% cheaper than the state average of $820.

Can I afford Shamokin?
To live comfortably in Shamokin (zip 17872), Pennsylvania, a minimum annual income of $12,600 for a family, and $20,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Shamokin?
The cost of living in Shamokin, PA 17872 is relatively affordable compared to the national average. According to BestPlaces, groceries are 8% lower than the national average, while consumer prices are almost 10% lower than the national average. Rent also varies depending on location and size of the property, but tends to be significantly lower than other areas in Pennsylvania. The median home price in Shamokin is approximately $86,000, making it an attractive option for those looking for an affordable place to call home. With a variety of housing options available and a relatively low cost of living, Shamokin offers residents a great opportunity for budget-friendly living.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesShamokinPennsylvaniaUnited States
  79.594.6100.0
  93.8100.3100
  124.5101.1100.0
  16.280.5100.0
  $66,600$242,800$338,100
  101.1%98.2%100.0%
  88.2104.0100.0
  91.7101.5100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
Reviews for Shamokin
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I've lived here for over three decades and it's become progressively worse year by year. This is an old mining city, as many are in this part of Pennsylvania. The  More

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Over 13 years ago

the cost of living is very inexpensive. Housing is very  More

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