Oil City, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
82
Oil City's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
12 out of 240
In Pennsylvania
408 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 Oil City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Oil City, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Oil City has an overall cost of living index of 82 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Oil City ranks as #408 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Oil City ranks as the #5,998 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Oil City Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Oil City Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 82 99 100
Services 92 98 100
Groceries 109 103 100
Health 92 94 100
Housing 36 91 100
Transportation 119 109 100
Utilities 114 111 100
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Oil City Cost of Living Vs. PA

Oil City, 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.

$51,700
Median Home Value
$612
Median Rent
$39,750
Median Income
Statistic Oil City Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $51,700 $180,200 $217,500
Median Rent $612 $938 $1,062
Median Income $39,750 $61,744 $62,843
Home Value To Income 1.3x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Oil City Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Oil City Pennsylvania
Shampoo $1.15 $1.01
Movie $10.39 $10.72
Bowling $14.2 $13.86

Detailed Oil City Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Oil City Pennsylvania
Ground Beef $4.16 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.95 $1.4
Milk $2.11 $1.96

Detailed Oil City Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Oil City Pennsylvania
Haircut $18.3 $17.49
Beauty Salon $28.9 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.25 $2.32

Detailed Oil City Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Oil City Pennsylvania
Potatoes $3.59 $3.18
Pizza $10.89 $10.39
Beer $9.76 $9.23
Optometrist $79.57 $106.34
Doctor $91.67 $115.25
Dentist $97.56 $98.38

Detailed Oil City Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Oil City Pennsylvania
Gasoline $2.96 $2.59
Tire Balancing $63.68 $48.9
All Electricity $205.57 $167.6
Phone $187.74 $163.42

Oil City SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
3
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
4
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
8.5

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