Brooklyn 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.
IndexBrooklynConnecticutNational
Cost of living index115128100
IndexBrooklynConnecticutNational
Goods & Services index118121100
Groceries index107128100
Health care index107117100
Housing index114144100
Transportation index101114100
Utilities index139116100

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  • The cost of living in Brooklyn is 10% lower than the Connecticut average.
  • The cost of living in Brooklyn is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brooklyn is 14% higher than the national average.
  • Connecticut general sales tax is 25% higher than the national average.
  • Connecticut state income tax is 35% 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$89,896$7,491$2,097$2,697
Renters$0$0$0$0

Connecticut Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Connecticut6.35%6.35%

Connecticut Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Connecticut3%6.7%

Goods & Services

ItemBrooklynNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.67$15.567.1%
Beauty Salon $48.75$36.1135.0%
Toothpaste $3.97$2.4760.6%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.6%
Movie $11.17$10.1310.3%
Bowling $4.77$4.740.7%

Groceries

ItemBrooklynNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.56$3.9814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.415.9%
Milk $2.56$2.0623.9%
Potatoes $3.99$2.9833.8%
Pizza $8.83$9.476.8%
Beer $9.44$8.797.3%

Health Care

ItemBrooklynNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $123.75$101.0422.5%
Doctor $142.56$107.4432.7%
Dentist $88.44$90.422.2%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.283.1%
Lipitor $391.73$426.508.2%

Housing

ItemBrooklynNational avg.Difference
Home Price $201,100.00$175,700.0014.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,459.71$1,133.2328.8%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBrooklynNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.0%
Tire Balancing $49.00$45.767.1%

Utilities

ItemBrooklynNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$243.22$163.8148.5%
Phone $36.19$28.3927.5%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Willimantic, CT17,84511010%
Moosup, CT3,0321099%
Danielson, CT4,0231099%
Putnam, CT7,2491099%
Plainfield Village, CT2,11711010%
Brooklyn, CT88911515%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Linden, TN88979-21%
Lightstreet, PA88994-6%
Lake Victoria, MI88999-1%
Pinon, AZ88984-16%
Indianola, CA8891088%
Brooklyn, CT88911515%
Source: The Brooklyn, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.