According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Reading has an overall cost of living index of 81 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Pennsylvania, Reading has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Pennsylvania's index of 99.
The standard of living in Reading ranks as #305 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Reading ranks as the #6102 most expensive place in the Keystone State.
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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.