Cost of Living in State College, PA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1733
$4726
🛋️ Without rent
$731
$2380
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1002
$2346
🍽️ Food
$537
$1394
🚐 Transport
$60.5
$155
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3164
😀 Quality of life
62
🏙️ Population
40.5K

The average cost of living in State College is $1733, which is in the top 23% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2123rd out of 9294 in our global list, 1883rd out of 2202 in the United States, and 31st out of 36 in Pennsylvania.

The median after-tax salary is $3164, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 4794th (TOP 52%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1781st best city to live in the United States, and 29th most liveable city in Pennsylvania. With an estimated population of 40.5K, State College is the 1095th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km University Park Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 23 Pennsylvania State University
Cost of living in State College infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in State College

Prices for goods and services in State College are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$48
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.91
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.97
 Cappuccino
$4.44
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$922
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$819
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3006
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1920
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$74
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1640
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1411
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.78
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.06
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.98
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1033
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13119

State College hotels map