Lancaster, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
93
Lancaster's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
77 out of 247
In Pennsylvania
2,137 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 Lancaster is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Lancaster, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Lancaster has an overall cost of living index of 93 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Lancaster ranks as #2,137 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Lancaster ranks as the #4,282 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Lancaster Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Lancaster Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 93 102 100
Services 102 100 100
Groceries 97 108 100
Health 94 94 100
Housing 67 92 100
Transportation 110 113 100
Utilities 110 112 100
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Lancaster Cost of Living Vs. PA

Lancaster, 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.

$127,500
Median Home Value
$920
Median Rent
$49,628
Median Income
Statistic Lancaster Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $127,500 $187,500 $229,800
Median Rent $920 $958 $1,096
Median Income $49,628 $63,627 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.6x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Lancaster Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Detailed Lancaster Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Detailed Lancaster Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Detailed Lancaster Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Lancaster 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 Lancaster Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Lancaster SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Lancaster

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Lancaster
Ephrata, PA 13,817 96 1.0x
Columbia, PA 10,369 91 1.0x
Lititz, PA 9,503 102 1.1x
Willow Street, PA 8,953 113 1.2x
Georgetown, SC 8,884 91 1.0x
Millersville, PA 8,309 99 1.1x
Mount Joy, PA 8,204 101 1.1x
Leola, PA 7,720 103 1.1x
Red Lion, PA 6,334 95 1.0x
New Holland, PA 5,479 105 1.1x

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