Cost of Living

The cost of living and doing business in the Central Pennsylvania region is affordable, yet still provides the quality of life that you deserve. Business and developers save on their bottom lines by operating in our region, while taking advantage of the superior market access opportunities in Pennsylvania. Within a day’s drive of the Northeast’s major metropolitan areas and more than 40% of the U.S. and Canadian populations, the region of Central Pennsylvania isn’t just low-cost, it’s also high-access.

Central Pennsylvania’s opportunities come at below-average cost. See the chart below to compare counties in the Central Pennsylvania region to the rest of the United States (based on US average of 100):

Cost of Living

Northumberland County, PA

 Montour County, PA

Mifflin County, PA

Snyder County, PA

Union County, PA

Columbia County, PA

United States/Pennsylvania

Overall

81.2

92.60

82.30

89.90

92.3

87.80

100

Median Home Value

87,100

151,600

92,8 00

133,800

147,800

123,700

157,600

Mifflin County, Lewistown Pennsylvania: Compared to the rest of the country, Lewistown’s cost of living is 21.10% lower than the U.S. average.

Centre County, State College Pennsylvania: Compared to the rest of the country, State College’s cost of living is 13.50% higher than the U.S. average.

Snyder County, Selinsgrove Pennsylvania: Compared to the rest of the country, Selinsgrove’s cost of living is 7.30% lower than the U.S. average.

Union County, Lewisburg Pennsylvania: Compared to the rest of the country, Lewisburg’s cost of living is 6.70% lower than the U.S. average.

Northumberland County, Sunbury Pennsylvania: Compared to the rest of the country, Sunbury’s cost of living is 22.50% lower than the U.S. average.

Montour County, Danville Pennsylvania: Compared to the rest of the country, Danville’s cost of living is 7.60% lower than the U.S. average.

Columbia County, Bloomsburg Pennsylvania: Compared to the rest of the country, Bloomsburg’s cost of living is 14.30% lower than the U.S. average.

 

* Cost of Living Data Source: Sperling Best Places (2018)