Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

You can’t get through a conversation these days without someone bringing up the word “inflation.” It’s going down, thankfully, but inflation is still a hot topic. So, how much is inflation rising in Pennsylvania right now?

The crew at WalletHub.com has put together a study looking at the largest 23 cities in the U.S. and comparing them based on inflation. “In 2022, Americans are dealing with sky-high inflation, which hit a 40-year high earlier this year,” the study says. “Though inflation has started to slightly trend downward due to factors like the Federal Reserve rate hikes, the year-over-year inflation rate was still a whopping 8.3% in August. This high inflation is driven by a variety of factors, including the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and labor shortages. The government is hoping to continue to rein in inflation with additional aggressive interest rate hikes this year, but exactly how much of an effect that will have remains to be seen.”

To pinpoint the cities where inflation is rising the most, WalletHub compared the 23 largest major MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) in America across two key metrics related to the Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation. “We compared the Consumer Price Index for the latest month for which BLS data is available to two months prior and one year prior to get a snapshot of how inflation has changed in the short and long term,” they state.

So, where does Pennsylvania fall? One Pennsylvania city, Philadelphia, is included in the study. Overall, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington has the No. 15 highest inflation rate out of 23 cities. The Consumer Price Index change for the past two months is -00% and for the past year is 8.60%. That puts Philadelphia in the top nine for the lowest inflation rate, out of the 23 major markets analyzed. Find the full study here.

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  • 25. Gettysburg National Military Park

    Best viewing time: late October

    Gettysburg National Military Park (U.S. National Park Service)

    The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".

  • 24. Pennsylvania Route 6

    Best viewing time: mid to late October

    PA Route 6 Alliance

    "One of America's most scenic drives...." (National Geographic) "Pennsylvania's Best Touring Route!" (Harley-Davidson) US Route 6 in Pennsylvania is the heart of the American Dream. This magical and tranquil highway along the Keystone State's northern tier is 400-plus miles of history and heritage, small-town culture, friendly people, and wondrous sights too-often forgotten.

  • 23. Brandywine Battlefield Park

    Best viewing time: mid to late October

    Brandywine Battlefield Park

    Welcome to the new blog of the Brandywine Battlefield. You will be able to find notices, updates, happenings, and goings-on of the Brandywine Battlefield Park and PHMC, as well as local events here. And what better way to start off than by announcing our 2017 Volunteer of the Year, George Tolton!

  • 22. Cook Forest State Park

    Best viewing time: mid October

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    Courtesy of Emily Laniewicz. (more...).. Taken in Cook Forest. Courtesy of Photos From Where I Am. (more...).. Courtesy of Peggy Anderson. (more...).. Sigel Volunteer Fire Department recently held a boot drive near their station. Courtesy of Sige..

  • 21. Lancaster County

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Visiting Lancaster in Fall | Discover Lancaster

    Experience Lancaster County, PA during the fall! There's so many things to do and beautiful places to see the vibrant and changing leaves. Find exciting outdoor adventure and family fun events. Lancaster is the perfect place to take a romantic getaway.

  • 20. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

    Since 1934, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is an international center for raptor conservation, education, observation and research. Our all-ages learning center and 2,600-acre wildlife santuary is open nearly every day of the year. From August through December, you can join us in the time-honored tradition of watching for migrant hawks, eagles and falcons that soar past our scenic overlook.

  • 19. Bucktail Overlook

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Bucktail Overlook | Visit PA Great Outdoors

    Also called "Top of the World" and the Mason Hill Overlook with commanding 360-degree panoramic views of Sinnemahoning watershed and dark skies for star gazing.

  • 18. Delaware State Forest

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Delaware State Forest

    Delaware State Forest totals 83,519 acres in: Named for the Delaware River, the forest is characteristic of the Pocono region, with remote glacial lakes and bogs rich with plants, wildlife, and scenic beauty. DCNR Bureau of Forestry manages our state forests for their long-term health and productivity while conserving native wild plants.

  • 17. Ridley Creek State Park

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Ridley Creek State Park

    Alerts Culvert Construction: Ridley Creek State Park will be undergoing culvert repairs on Sandy Flash Drive South beginning on 7/6. There will be delays on the multiuse trail between the arch culvert and schoolhouse while construction progresses. The construction should last a couple weeks.

  • 16. Three Rivers Heritage Trail

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Three Rivers Heritage Trail

    View Trail Map Send to App Three Rivers Heritage Trail features the best that the city of Pittsburgh has to offer, connecting major cultural venues, the downtown area, historical sites, and some of the city's most well-known neighborhoods and parks along 33 miles of riverfront trails.

  • 15. Presque Isle State Park

    Best viewing time: mid October

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  • 14. Rothrock State Forest

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Rothrock State Forest

    Rothrock State Forest is named for Dr. Joseph Trimble Rothrock, a native of Mifflin County and the commonwealth's first forestry commissioner. He is recognized as the "Father of Forestry" in Pennsylvania. Rothrock State Forest comprises 96,975 acres that spread across the rugged ridges of: Huntingdon County Centre County Mifflin County DCNR's Bureau of Forestry manages our state forests for their long-term health and productivity while conserving native wild plants.

  • 13. Oil Region National Heritage Area

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Oil Region Alliance | The Valley that Changed the World

    The Valley that Changed the World Past, Present and Future It was within the Oil Region that, in 1859, "Colonel" Edwin Drake drilled the world's first commercial oil well, initiating a chain of events that literally changed the world. Welcome to the future - your future. Welcome to the Oil Region.

  • 12. Washington Crossing Historic Park

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Home - Washington Crossing Historic Park

    Contribute Now: Help us save our national heritage The mission of the non- profit Friends of Washington Crossing Park is to support the programs of Washington Crossing Historic Park. Your tax-deductible gift will assist the Friends to support and promote the park as an historic site and aid in the preservation, collection and maintenance of materials, buildings, equipment, machinery and artifacts relating to the colonial period.

  • 11. Big Pocono State Park

    Best viewing time: mid October

    Big Pocono State Park

    Alerts COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 3/17/2021: Effective Sunday, April 4, 2021 Outdoor, in-person programs will resume with a limit of 40 participants per program. Volunteer work days will resume with a limit of 40 participants per group. Virtual and self-guided programs will continue to be offered.

  • 10. Kinzua Bridge State Park

    Best viewing time: early to mid October

    Kinzua Bridge State Park

    Alerts SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania's resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread.

  • 9. Winslow Hill Elk Viewing Area

    Best viewing time: early October

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  • 8. Memorial Lake State Park

    Best viewing time: early October

    Memorial Lake State Park

    Alerts Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania's resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find.

  • 7. Starrucca Viaduct

    Best viewing time: early October

    Starrucca Viaduct (PA): Facts, Construction, Photos, Map

    By: Adam Burns One of the more impressive stone-arch bridges to ever be built in the United States was the Erie Railroad's Starrucca Viaduct, which spanned a small creek and valley in northeast Pennsylvania.

  • 6. Lebanon Valley Rail Trail and Mt. Gretna

    Best viewing time: early October

    Explore, Shop & Support the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

    20+ miles of mixed-use trail. Run, bike, hike, and ride your way through picturesque Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

  • 5. Northern Central Railway

    Best viewing time: early October

    Heritage Rail Trail County Park

    HRTCP Brochure Attention Rail Trail users, the adjoining railroad tracks are now active. The Northern Central Railway (previously known as Steam into History) excursion train is using the railroad tracks along the Rail Trail. (From New Freedom to Hanover Junction Train Station). Expect to see a train at any time while enjoying a trip on the trail.

  • 4. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

    Best viewing time: early October

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Refuge System, a network of lands set aside for the benefit of native wildlife and plants. Established in 1972 through local activism, the refuge protects habitat for the benefit of both people and wildlife.

  • 3. Pine Creek Gorge

    Best viewing time: early October

    Pine Creek Gorge | Visit Potter-Tioga Pennsylvania

    Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks are on opposite sides of Pine Creek Gorge, called the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Many scenic vistas offer spectacular views into the glacially-carved canyon. The scenery at these parks is superb in every season of the year and is especially stunning in late September through mid-October.

  • 2. Great Allegheny Passage

    Best viewing time: early October

    Great Allegheny Passage

    The spectacular trail from in Cumberland, Maryland to Downtown Pittsburgh

  • 1. Allegheny National Forest

    Best viewing time: late September or early October

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    Choose your own adventure. Explore the beauty of the Forest from over 600 miles of four-season trails. Visitor Guide: 1-800-473-9370.

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