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Cost of Living

The cost of living is one less thing to worry about in NEPA.

With a cost of living well below the national average, your hard-earned paycheck goes a lot further in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

NEPA’s low cost of living means your friends in Philadelphia need to make about 20% more than your salary to afford the same lifestyle, while your friends who work in Boston need to make about 45% more. Low cost of living in NEPA translates to the ability to purchase a home, save money for retirement, or go on the vacation of a lifetime a little bit sooner than your friends in nearby cities.

Interested in Relocating to NEPA?

If you’re curious about whether you should make that move to NEPA, or if you’re already here and wondering if it makes sense for you to stay put, try out our cost of living calculator and see the difference for yourself.

Come and See Just How Far that Dollar Stretches

Not only is the cost of living considerably lower in NEPA, you’ll also find a seemingly endless list of things to do. From incredible, local dining scenes to craft breweries to unique, neighborhood shops to peaceful parks, we kind of have it all here. And you’ll spend considerably less for top-quality healthcare, pay lower taxes on necessities and save plenty on housing costs.

But let’s just say that you did want to catch a hot, new Broadway Show, or the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park or the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall or maybe you want to swing by the Smithsonian in D.C., you can get there from here (by car or bus) in just a few short hours.