Palmerton, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
91
Palmerton's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
78 out of 240
In Pennsylvania
1,886 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 Palmerton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Palmerton, PA?

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

Compared to only Pennsylvania, Palmerton has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Pennsylvania's index of 99.

The standard of living in Palmerton ranks as #1,887 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Palmerton ranks as the #4,520 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Palmerton Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Palmerton Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 91 99 100
Services 100 98 100
Groceries 100 103 100
Health 98 94 100
Housing 66 91 100
Transportation 106 109 100
Utilities 107 111 100
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Palmerton Cost of Living Vs. PA

Palmerton, 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.

$117,600
Median Home Value
$863
Median Rent
$66,353
Median Income
Statistic Palmerton Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $117,600 $180,200 $217,500
Median Rent $863 $938 $1,062
Median Income $66,353 $61,744 $62,843
Home Value To Income 1.8x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Palmerton Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Palmerton Pennsylvania
Shampoo $1.04 $1.01
Movie $11.28 $10.72
Bowling $12.75 $13.86

Detailed Palmerton Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Palmerton Pennsylvania
Ground Beef $3.93 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.53 $1.4
Milk $2.08 $1.96

Detailed Palmerton Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Palmerton Pennsylvania
Haircut $18.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $43.43 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.89 $2.32

Detailed Palmerton Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Palmerton Pennsylvania
Potatoes $3.27 $3.18
Pizza $8.84 $10.39
Beer $9.7 $9.23
Optometrist $97.83 $106.34
Doctor $76.0 $115.25
Dentist $118.33 $98.38

Detailed Palmerton Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Palmerton Pennsylvania
Gasoline $2.86 $2.59
Tire Balancing $50.21 $48.9
All Electricity $184.54 $167.6
Phone $186.24 $163.42

Palmerton SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
9
Diversity
2
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Palmerton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Palmerton
Fullerton, PA 15,787 100 1.1x
Emmaus, PA 11,391 100 1.1x
Northampton, PA 9,847 99 1.1x
Ancient Oaks, PA 7,387 115 1.3x
Middletown, PA 7,212 92 1.0x
Wescosville, PA 6,694 112 1.2x
Catasauqua, PA 6,568 95 1.0x
Nazareth, PA 5,699 100 1.1x
Lehighton, PA 5,304 95 1.0x

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