Armonk cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexArmonkNew YorkNational
Cost of living index220120100
IndexArmonkNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index122110100
Groceries index134105100
Health care index11499100
Housing index446149100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index126102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Armonk, NY is displayed above. In Armonk, NY, the overall cost of living index is 220, which is 83% higher than the New York average and 120% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Armonk, NY, the city's goods and services are 11% higher than the New York average and 22% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Armonk is 83% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Armonk is 120% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Armonk is 346% higher than the national average.
  • New York general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • New York state income tax is 80% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$204,861$17,072$4,780$6,146
Renters$157,778$13,148$3,681$4,734
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Armonk, NY by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Armonk, NY have a median income of $204,861. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $4,780 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $157,778, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $3,681.

New York Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New York4%8.875%

New York Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New York4%8.82%
The New York sales tax and New York income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Armonk, NY. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The New York sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 8.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The New York income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemArmonkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.59$15.5625.9%
Beauty Salon $64.49$36.1178.6%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.2%
Movie $12.88$10.1327.2%
Bowling $7.01$4.7448.0%

Groceries

ItemArmonkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.75$3.9844.3%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4117.7%
Milk $2.70$2.0630.8%
Potatoes $5.37$2.9880.1%
Pizza $9.80$9.473.4%
Beer $9.94$8.7913.0%

Health Care

ItemArmonkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.84$101.0413.7%
Doctor $124.85$107.4416.2%
Dentist $110.04$90.4221.7%
Ibuprofen $10.40$9.2812.1%
Lipitor $413.65$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemArmonkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $956,200.00$175,700.00444.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,269.26$1,133.23100.2%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

ItemArmonkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.9910.0%
Tire Balancing $52.50$45.7614.7%

Utilities

ItemArmonkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$237.81$163.8145.2%
Phone $29.01$28.392.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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Greenville, NY5731033%
Fort Montgomery, NY1,38511919%
West Haverstraw, NY10,30812424%
Haverstraw, NY12,06012424%
Verplanck, NY1,63412525%
Armonk, NY4,535220120%

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Source: The Armonk, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.