Buchanan 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.
IndexBuchananNew YorkNational
Cost of living index145122100
IndexBuchananNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index198149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100

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  • The cost of living in Buchanan is 19% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Buchanan is 45% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Buchanan is 98% 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$100,303$8,359$2,340$3,009
Renters$64,079$5,340$1,495$1,923

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%

Goods & Services

ItemBuchananNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.00$14.5937.0%
Beauty Salon $67.50$34.6894.6%
Toothpaste $4.04$2.4763.3%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $14.75$9.8749.5%
Bowling $7.94$4.3980.8%

Groceries

ItemBuchananNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$4.4810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $2.26$2.364.1%
Potatoes $3.92$3.0628.0%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $9.82$8.6313.8%

Health Care

ItemBuchananNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.67$99.7811.9%
Doctor $123.75$105.0317.8%
Dentist $110.00$88.7024.0%
Ibuprofen $10.33$9.419.8%
Lipitor $299.00$298.500.2%

Housing

ItemBuchananNational avg.Difference
Home Price $376,000.00$175,700.00114.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $1,471.00$920.0059.9%

Transportation

ItemBuchananNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.06$2.091.5%
Tire Balancing $47.99$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemBuchananNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$262.56$170.8053.7%
Phone $29.01$28.262.7%
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.
Mountain Lodge Park, NY1,98311616%
Vails Gate, NY3,47711919%
Highland Falls, NY3,85212424%
New Windsor, NY8,52012424%
Harriman, NY2,77112525%
Buchanan, NY2,33014545%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Green Acres, CA2,3301011%
Boles Acres, NM2,32986-14%
Postville, IA2,32984-16%
Lipscomb, AL2,33180-20%
Edisto, SC2,32985-15%
Buchanan, NY2,33014545%
Source: The Buchanan, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.