Altoona, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
88
Altoona's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
36 out of 247
In Pennsylvania
1,278 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Altoona is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Altoona, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Altoona has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Pennsylvania, Altoona has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Pennsylvania's index of 102.

The standard of living in Altoona ranks as #1,278 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Altoona ranks as the #5,140 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Altoona Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Altoona Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 88 102 100
Services 97 100 100
Groceries 111 108 100
Health 96 94 100
Housing 52 92 100
Transportation 118 113 100
Utilities 118 112 100
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Altoona Cost of Living Vs. PA

Altoona, PA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Pennsylvania, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$92,900
Median Home Value
$701
Median Rent
$42,244
Median Income
Statistic Altoona Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $92,900 $187,500 $229,800
Median Rent $701 $958 $1,096
Median Income $42,244 $63,627 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Altoona Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Altoona Pennsylvania
Shampoo $1.16 $1.06
Movie $11.48 $10.68
Bowling $14.04 $14.67

Detailed Altoona Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Altoona Pennsylvania
Ground Beef $4.48 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.61 $1.39
Milk $2.03 $2.05

Detailed Altoona Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Altoona Pennsylvania
Haircut $19.1 $18.62
Beauty Salon $34.18 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.19 $2.34

Detailed Altoona Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Altoona Pennsylvania
Potatoes $4.39 $3.29
Pizza $10.96 $10.62
Beer $9.92 $9.38
Optometrist $90.39 $108.57
Doctor $93.55 $116.17
Dentist $102.37 $99.13

Detailed Altoona Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Altoona Pennsylvania
Gasoline $2.55 $2.22
Tire Balancing $61.08 $50.07
All Electricity $210.66 $167.67
Phone $190.57 $175.64

Altoona SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Altoona

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Altoona
State College, PA 42,100 111 1.3x
Indiana, PA 13,162 92 1.0x
DuBois, PA 7,413 87 1.0x
Huntingdon, PA 6,950 88 1.0x
Bellefonte, PA 6,276 98 1.1x
Hollidaysburg, PA 5,675 95 1.1x
Tyrone, PA 5,182 88 1.0x

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