Allen 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.
IndexAllenBuffaloNew York
Cost of living index10080120
IndexAllenBuffaloNew York
Goods & Services index9292110
Groceries index9595105
Health care index848499
Housing index11650149
Transportation index9898111
Utilities index8989102

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  • The cost of living in Allen is 17% lower than the Buffalo average.
  • The cost of living in Allen is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Allen is 16% 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)
Household$40,388$3,366$942$1,212

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

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.90$15.564.3%
Beauty Salon $30.83$36.1114.6%
Toothpaste $1.99$2.4719.4%
Shampoo $0.89$0.968.1%
Movie $10.42$10.132.9%
Bowling $3.42$4.7427.7%

Groceries

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.69$3.987.3%
Fried Chicken $1.30$1.417.8%
Milk $1.93$2.066.3%
Potatoes $2.52$2.9815.5%
Pizza $9.99$9.475.5%
Beer $8.28$8.795.8%

Health Care

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $58.53$101.0442.1%
Doctor $85.33$107.4420.6%
Dentist $70.70$90.4221.8%
Ibuprofen $8.70$9.286.2%
Lipitor $439.17$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Home Price $67,800.00$175,700.0061.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,278.38$1,133.2312.8%
Apartment Rent $696.00$920.0024.3%

Transportation

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.10$1.995.4%
Tire Balancing $37.55$45.7617.9%

Utilities

ItemBuffaloNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.14$163.8118.1%
Phone $28.22$28.390.6%
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.
Niagara Falls, NY49,67979-21%
Sloan, NY3,64280-20%
Lackawanna, NY18,03781-19%
Tonawanda, NY15,04882-18%
Blasdell, NY2,56582-18%
Buffalo, NY259,95980-20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Jersey City, NJ255,86114646%
Fort Wayne, IN255,78484-16%
Lincoln, NE265,81191-9%
Henderson, NV266,2451088%
Chula Vista, CA253,03113333%
Buffalo, NY259,95980-20%
Source: The Allen, Buffalo, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.