Dix Hills 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.
IndexDix HillsNew YorkNational
Cost of living index186122100
IndexDix HillsNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index337149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Dix Hills, NY cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Dix Hills, NY is 186, which is 53% higher than the New York average and 86% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Dix Hills, NY are 12% higher than the New York average and 26% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Dix Hills is 53% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Dix Hills is 86% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dix Hills is 237% 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$151,705$12,642$3,540$4,552
Renters$66,250$5,521$1,546$1,988
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Dix Hills, 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 Dix Hills, NY homeowners, is $151,705. This would allow for a maximum of $3,540 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $66,250 which would result in a maximum of $1,546 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%
The New York sales tax and New York income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Dix Hills, NY. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The New York sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 8.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The New York income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemDix HillsNational 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

ItemDix HillsNational 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

ItemDix HillsNational 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

ItemDix HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $697,900.00$175,700.00297.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $1,823.00$920.0098.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemDix HillsNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Central Islip, NY36,23313131%
Brentwood, NY59,43613131%
Baywood, NY7,68113232%
North Amityville, NY19,60813232%
North Bay Shore, NY19,99513232%
Dix Hills, NY26,96918686%

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Dix Hills, NY26,96918686%
Source: The Dix Hills, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.