Plum, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
97
Plum's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
132 out of 240
In Pennsylvania
2,808 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 Plum is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Plum, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Plum has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Pennsylvania, Plum has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Pennsylvania's index of 99.

The standard of living in Plum ranks as #2,809 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Plum ranks as the #3,597 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Plum Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Plum Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 97 99 100
Services 92 98 100
Groceries 109 103 100
Health 92 94 100
Housing 83 91 100
Transportation 119 109 100
Utilities 114 111 100
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Plum Cost of Living Vs. PA

Plum, 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.

$153,700
Median Home Value
$948
Median Rent
$78,709
Median Income
Statistic Plum Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $153,700 $180,200 $217,500
Median Rent $948 $938 $1,062
Median Income $78,709 $61,744 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.0x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Plum Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Detailed Plum Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Detailed Plum Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Detailed Plum Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Plum 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 Plum Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

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

Plum SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Plum

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Plum
Allison Park, PA 23,092 105 1.1x
Franklin Park, PA 14,589 119 1.2x
Whitehall, PA 13,517 94 1.0x
New Kensington, PA 12,468 88 0.9x
Lower Burrell, PA 11,229 94 1.0x
Glenshaw, PA 8,669 98 1.0x
Dormont, PA 8,373 93 1.0x
Castle Shannon, PA 8,213 92 0.9x
Pleasant Hills, PA 8,113 97 1.0x
West View, PA 6,601 93 1.0x

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