Hershey, PA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
110
Hershey's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
195 out of 247
In Pennsylvania
4,128 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 Hershey is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Hershey, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Hershey has an overall cost of living index of 110 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Pennsylvania, Hershey has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Pennsylvania's index of 102.

The standard of living in Hershey ranks as #4,129 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Hershey ranks as the #2,289 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Hershey Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Hershey Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 110 102 100
Services 102 100 100
Groceries 98 108 100
Health 92 94 100
Housing 124 92 100
Transportation 111 113 100
Utilities 110 112 100
For more reading on cost of living around Pennsylvania, check out:
Hershey Cost of Living Vs. PA

Hershey, 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.

$248,700
Median Home Value
$1,055
Median Rent
$61,948
Median Income
Statistic Hershey Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $248,700 $187,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,055 $958 $1,096
Median Income $61,948 $63,627 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.0x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Hershey Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Hershey Pennsylvania
Shampoo $1.18 $1.06
Movie $13.11 $10.68
Bowling $13.65 $14.67

Detailed Hershey Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Hershey Pennsylvania
Ground Beef $4.21 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.34 $1.39
Milk $2.44 $2.05

Detailed Hershey Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Hershey Pennsylvania
Haircut $18.18 $18.62
Beauty Salon $33.13 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.84 $2.34

Detailed Hershey Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Hershey Pennsylvania
Potatoes $3.49 $3.29
Pizza $10.69 $10.62
Beer $11.96 $9.38
Optometrist $86.81 $108.57
Doctor $103.0 $116.17
Dentist $93.74 $99.13

Detailed Hershey Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Hershey Pennsylvania
Gasoline $2.54 $2.22
Tire Balancing $48.77 $50.07
All Electricity $191.01 $167.67
Phone $189.01 $175.64

Hershey SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Hershey

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Hershey
Fredericksburg, TX 11,341 106 1.0x
Progress, PA 10,997 99 0.9x
Lititz, PA 9,503 102 0.9x
Camp Hill, PA 7,926 106 1.0x
Palmyra, PA 7,541 95 0.9x
New Cumberland, PA 7,305 98 0.9x
Lower Allen, PA 7,132 102 0.9x
Middletown, PA 6,890 93 0.8x
Linglestown, PA 5,811 102 0.9x
Campbelltown, PA 5,632 104 0.9x

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