Dalton 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.
IndexDaltonNew YorkNational
Cost of living index95122100
IndexDaltonNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index116112100
Groceries index110103100
Health care index107104100
Housing index59149100
Transportation index111122100
Utilities index97102100

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  • The cost of living in Dalton is 22% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Dalton is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dalton is 41% lower 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$90,526$7,544$2,112$2,716
Renters$47,125$3,927$1,100$1,414

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

ItemDaltonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.25$14.5938.8%
Beauty Salon $40.00$34.6815.3%
Toothpaste $1.99$2.4719.5%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.30$9.8714.5%
Bowling $4.45$4.391.3%

Groceries

ItemDaltonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.32$4.483.5%
Fried Chicken $1.97$1.4634.6%
Milk $2.62$2.3611.2%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $8.13$9.2412.0%
Beer $9.05$8.634.8%

Health Care

ItemDaltonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.75$99.789.0%
Doctor $101.25$105.033.6%
Dentist $95.25$88.707.4%
Ibuprofen $9.89$9.415.1%
Lipitor $351.24$298.5017.7%

Housing

ItemDaltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,100.00$175,700.0049.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,821.15$1,081.0368.5%
Apartment Rent $713.00$920.0022.5%

Transportation

ItemDaltonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.093.7%
Tire Balancing $58.76$45.2929.8%

Utilities

ItemDaltonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.79$170.808.2%
Phone $29.75$28.265.3%
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.
Tuscarora, NY011111%
Cumminsville, NY13583-17%
Woodsville, NY6480-20%
Kysorville, NY15086-14%
Hunt, NY6287-13%
Dalton, NY36395-5%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Harmony, NJ36311919%
Krakow, WI36392-8%
Fairfield, NC36389-11%
Menlo, IA36379-21%
Jeffers Gardens, OR36312020%
Dalton, NY36395-5%
Source: The Dalton, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.