Erie, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
84
Erie's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
21 out of 240
In Pennsylvania
647 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Erie is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Erie, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Erie has an overall cost of living index of 84 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Pennsylvania, Erie has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Pennsylvania's index of 99.

The standard of living in Erie ranks as #647 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Erie ranks as the #5,760 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Erie Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Erie Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 84 99 100
Services 98 98 100
Groceries 96 103 100
Health 85 94 100
Housing 54 91 100
Transportation 98 109 100
Utilities 96 111 100
For more reading on cost of living around Pennsylvania, check out:
Erie Cost of Living Vs. PA

Erie, 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.

$89,100
Median Home Value
$710
Median Rent
$37,894
Median Income
Statistic Erie Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $89,100 $180,200 $217,500
Median Rent $710 $938 $1,062
Median Income $37,894 $61,744 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.4x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Erie Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Erie Pennsylvania
Shampoo $0.92 $1.01
Movie $10.74 $10.72
Bowling $14.0 $13.86

Detailed Erie Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Erie Pennsylvania
Ground Beef $3.43 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.44 $1.4
Milk $1.77 $1.96

Detailed Erie Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Erie Pennsylvania
Haircut $16.96 $17.49
Beauty Salon $36.14 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.89 $2.32

Detailed Erie Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Erie Pennsylvania
Potatoes $3.74 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $9.49 $9.23
Optometrist $63.6 $106.34
Doctor $84.0 $115.25
Dentist $84.92 $98.38

Detailed Erie Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Erie Pennsylvania
Gasoline $2.8 $2.59
Tire Balancing $41.64 $48.9
All Electricity $152.08 $167.6
Phone $186.5 $163.42

Erie SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Erie

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Erie
Ashtabula, OH 18,171 85 1.0x
Meadville, PA 12,864 88 1.0x
Dunkirk, NY 11,865 81 1.0x
Fredericksburg, TX 11,245 102 1.2x
Fredonia, NY 10,464 88 1.0x
Northwest Harborcreek, PA 9,077 92 1.1x
Centerville, SC 7,173 90 1.1x
Geneva, OH 5,978 88 1.0x
Edinboro, PA 5,794 97 1.2x
Sugarcreek, PA 5,014 85 1.0x

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