Pottsville, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
80
Pottsville's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
3 out of 240
In Pennsylvania
226 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 Pottsville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Pottsville, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Pottsville has an overall cost of living index of 80 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Pottsville ranks as #226 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Pottsville ranks as the #6,180 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Pottsville Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Pottsville Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 80 99 100
Services 90 98 100
Groceries 91 103 100
Health 90 94 100
Housing 46 91 100
Transportation 103 109 100
Utilities 109 111 100
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Pottsville Cost of Living Vs. PA

Pottsville, 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.

$71,400
Median Home Value
$659
Median Rent
$42,083
Median Income
Statistic Pottsville Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $71,400 $180,200 $217,500
Median Rent $659 $938 $1,062
Median Income $42,083 $61,744 $62,843
Home Value To Income 1.7x 2.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Pottsville Services Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Pottsville Pennsylvania
Shampoo $1.03 $1.01
Movie $10.13 $10.72
Bowling $12.4 $13.86

Detailed Pottsville Groceries Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Pottsville Pennsylvania
Ground Beef $3.94 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.21 $1.4
Milk $2.21 $1.96

Detailed Pottsville Health Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Pottsville Pennsylvania
Haircut $15.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $33.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.5 $2.32

Detailed Pottsville Transportation Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Pottsville Pennsylvania
Potatoes $3.45 $3.18
Pizza $8.24 $10.39
Beer $9.57 $9.23
Optometrist $88.79 $106.34
Doctor $95.75 $115.25
Dentist $88.43 $98.38

Detailed Pottsville Utilities Costs Vs. Pennsylvania

Item Pottsville Pennsylvania
Gasoline $2.83 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.42 $48.9
All Electricity $189.54 $167.6
Phone $186.6 $163.42

Pottsville SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Pottsville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Pottsville
Shamokin, PA 7,051 81 1.0x
Tamaqua, PA 6,731 84 1.1x
Mount Carmel, PA 5,667 78 1.0x
Schuylkill Haven, PA 5,178 82 1.0x

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