According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Swarthmore has an overall cost of living index of 129 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Pennsylvania, Swarthmore has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Pennsylvania's index of 99.
The standard of living in Swarthmore ranks as #5220 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Swarthmore ranks as the #1187 most expensive place in the Keystone State.
|Living Expense||Swarthmore||Pennsylvania||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Swarthmore|
|Ridley Park, PA||7,035||109||0.8x|
|Blue Bell, PA||6,212||138||1.1x|