Cost of Living
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.
NEPA is a Bargain with Higher Wages and Low Cost of Living
In a new study, Penn’s Northeast shares why it’s still a bargain to live in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With the cost of things like apartments and groceries nearly 10 percent less than the rest of the country, NEPA is a great place to call “home”.
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.
Not only is the cost of living considerably lower in NEPA, we are also home to A+ amenities like award winning restaurants and breweries, beautiful outdoor spaces, and a wide variety of entertainment options for all ages. A lower cost of living means that you’ll spend less for better healthcare, pay lower taxes on necessities, and save considerably more on housing costs. It also means that you will have much more leftover to truly enjoy all that NEPA has to offer.
Popular Things to Do
Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Wilkes-Barre Twp., PA
Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den
Seven Tubs Recreation Area
Steamtown National Historic Site
Nay Aug Park
Backyard Ale House
Valley Running Company
Forty Fort, PA
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
Getting out of town for the weekend couldn’t be any easier for NEPA residents. Whether you’re looking to see an authentic Broadway show in New York City, the unrivaled urban artistry in Philadelphia’s murals, the Boston Pops live at Symphony Hall, or the patriotic majesty of the Washington monument, you can get there from here in just a few hours.
You can drive yourself or hop on a bus. Either way, it’s easy traveling thanks to NEPA’s dependable highway infrastructure. Just do us a favor, when you’re visiting those friends in Philadelphia and Boston, or New York and D.C., let them know what they’re missing here in NEPA.