Philadelphia, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
102
Philadelphia's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
165 out of 247
In Pennsylvania
3,380 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 Philadelphia is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Philadelphia, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Philadelphia has an overall cost of living index of 102 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Pennsylvania, Philadelphia has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Pennsylvania's index of 102.

The standard of living in Philadelphia ranks as #3,380 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Philadelphia ranks as the #3,039 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Philadelphia Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Philadelphia Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 102 102 100
Services 107 100 100
Groceries 122 108 100
Health 102 94 100
Housing 87 92 100
Transportation 112 113 100
Utilities 111 112 100
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Philadelphia Cost of Living Vs. PA

Philadelphia, 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.

$171,600
Median Home Value
$1,084
Median Rent
$49,127
Median Income
Statistic Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $171,600 $187,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,084 $958 $1,096
Median Income $49,127 $63,627 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.5x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Philadelphia Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Shampoo $1.02 $1.06
Movie $12.0 $10.68
Bowling $18.8 $14.67

Detailed Philadelphia Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Ground Beef $4.57 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.6 $1.39
Milk $2.18 $2.05

Detailed Philadelphia Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Haircut $19.66 $18.62
Beauty Salon $60.55 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.34 $2.34

Detailed Philadelphia Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Potatoes $3.66 $3.29
Pizza $10.67 $10.62
Beer $8.81 $9.38
Optometrist $108.61 $108.57
Doctor $133.89 $116.17
Dentist $96.86 $99.13

Detailed Philadelphia Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Gasoline $2.42 $2.22
Tire Balancing $60.97 $50.07
All Electricity $193.98 $167.67
Phone $192.07 $175.64

Philadelphia SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Philadelphia

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Philadelphia
Camden, NJ 73,742 94 0.9x
Springdale, NJ 14,111 135 1.3x
Montgomeryville, PA 13,319 126 1.2x
Greentree, NJ 10,597 126 1.2x
Ashland, NJ 8,853 117 1.1x
Glenside, PA 7,237 117 1.1x
Palmyra, NJ 7,162 108 1.1x
Maple Glen, PA 6,691 137 1.3x
Ramblewood, NJ 5,899 122 1.2x
Oreland, PA 5,838 120 1.2x

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