New Kensington, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
91
New Kensington's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
60 out of 247
In Pennsylvania
1,804 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 New Kensington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in New Kensington, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, New Kensington has an overall cost of living index of 91 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in New Kensington ranks as #1,804 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies New Kensington ranks as the #4,614 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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New Kensington Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense New Kensington Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 91 102 100
Services 97 100 100
Groceries 110 108 100
Health 95 94 100
Housing 52 92 100
Transportation 116 113 100
Utilities 115 112 100
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New Kensington Cost of Living Vs. PA

New Kensington, 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.

$105,900
Median Home Value
$597
Median Rent
$42,368
Median Income
Statistic New Kensington Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $105,900 $187,500 $229,800
Median Rent $597 $958 $1,096
Median Income $42,368 $63,627 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.5x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed New Kensington Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Detailed New Kensington Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Detailed New Kensington Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Detailed New Kensington Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item New Kensington 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 New Kensington Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

New Kensington SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around New Kensington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. New Kensington
Plum, PA 27,137 100 1.1x
Allison Park, PA 22,623 108 1.2x
Franklin Park, PA 14,701 119 1.3x
Whitehall, PA 13,437 96 1.1x
Lower Burrell, PA 11,158 98 1.1x
Glenshaw, PA 8,791 101 1.1x
Dormont, PA 8,335 96 1.1x
Castle Shannon, PA 8,249 95 1.0x
Pleasant Hills, PA 8,072 100 1.1x
West View, PA 6,547 97 1.1x

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