Palmerton, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Palmerton's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
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 #1887 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Palmerton ranks as the #4520 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Palmerton Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $118,500 $174,100 $204,900
Median Rent $819 $915 $1,023
Median Income $62,573 $59,445 $60,293
Home Value To Income 1.9x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Palmerton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Palmerton
Fullerton, PA 15,578 100 1.1x
Emmaus, PA 11,361 100 1.1x
Northampton, PA 9,873 99 1.1x
Ancient Oaks, PA 7,554 115 1.3x
Middletown, PA 7,386 92 1.0x
Catasauqua, PA 6,550 95 1.0x
Wescosville, PA 6,213 112 1.2x
Nazareth, PA 5,698 100 1.1x
Lehighton, PA 5,313 95 1.0x

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