Chester, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Chester's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Chester is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Chester, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Chester has an overall cost of living index of 95 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Pennsylvania, Chester has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Pennsylvania's index of 99.

The standard of living in Chester ranks as #2510 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Chester ranks as the #3897 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Chester Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Chester Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 95 99 100
Services 119 98 100
Groceries 123 103 100
Health 112 94 100
Housing 51 91 100
Transportation 110 109 100
Utilities 84 111 100
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Chester Cost of Living Vs. PA

Chester, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Chester Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $67,800 $174,100 $204,900
Median Rent $834 $915 $1,023
Median Income $30,949 $59,445 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.32x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Chester

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Chester
Ardmore, PA 13,083 123 1.3x
Woodlyn, PA 9,326 106 1.1x
Audubon, PA 9,195 128 1.3x
Folsom, PA 8,707 110 1.2x
Ashland, NJ 8,292 117 1.2x
Village Green-Green Ridge, PA 8,187 114 1.2x
Brookhaven, PA 8,043 112 1.2x
Conshohocken, PA 8,010 122 1.3x
Haddon Heights, NJ 7,491 117 1.2x
Ridley Park, PA 7,035 109 1.1x

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