Cedarhurst 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.
IndexCedarhurstNew YorkNational
Cost of living index179122100
IndexCedarhurstNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index151112100
Groceries index121103100
Health care index117104100
Housing index273149100
Transportation index138122100
Utilities index133102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Cedarhurst, NY. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Cedarhurst, NY being 179, that puts it 47% higher than the average of New York and 79% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Cedarhurst, NY, the price of goods and services are 34% higher than the average of New York as well as 51% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Cedarhurst is 47% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Cedarhurst is 79% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cedarhurst is 173% 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$111,086$9,257$2,592$3,333
Renters$59,297$4,941$1,384$1,779
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Cedarhurst, NY as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Cedarhurst, NY homeowners, is $111,086. This would allow for a maximum of $2,592 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $59,297 which would result in a maximum of $1,384 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Cedarhurst, NY is the New York sales tax and New York income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The New York sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The New York income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemCedarhurstNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.50$14.5954.2%
Beauty Salon $70.55$34.68103.4%
Toothpaste $4.04$2.4763.3%
Shampoo $1.14$1.0211.5%
Movie $13.83$9.8740.1%
Bowling $12.33$4.39180.8%

Groceries

ItemCedarhurstNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.46$4.480.4%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $1.92$2.3618.5%
Potatoes $4.37$3.0642.7%
Pizza $11.49$9.2424.3%
Beer $13.09$8.6351.6%

Health Care

ItemCedarhurstNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $103.33$99.783.6%
Doctor $122.50$105.0316.6%
Dentist $117.50$88.7032.5%
Ibuprofen $10.06$9.416.9%
Lipitor $302.11$298.501.2%

Housing

ItemCedarhurstNational avg.Difference
Home Price $542,100.00$175,700.00208.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $4,902.79$1,081.03353.5%
Apartment Rent $1,753.00$920.0090.5%

Transportation

ItemCedarhurstNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.64$2.0926.2%
Tire Balancing $78.00$45.2972.2%

Utilities

ItemCedarhurstNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$259.80$170.8052.1%
Phone $30.33$28.267.3%
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.
Guttenberg, NJ11,39714646%
Roosevelt, NY16,55414747%
West New York, NJ51,51114747%
Uniondale, NY24,78714747%
New Cassel, NY13,98813636%
Cedarhurst, NY6,63117979%

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Meraux, LA6,62790-10%
Cedarhurst, NY6,63117979%
Source: The Cedarhurst, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.