East Aurora 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.
IndexEast AuroraNew YorkNational
Cost of living index93120100
IndexEast AuroraNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index92110100
Groceries index95105100
Health care index8499100
Housing index93149100
Transportation index98111100
Utilities index89102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for East Aurora, NY is displayed above. In East Aurora, NY, the overall cost of living index is 93, which is 23% lower than the New York average and 7% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of East Aurora, NY, the city's goods and services are 17% lower than the New York average and 8% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Aurora is 23% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in East Aurora is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Aurora is 7% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in East Aurora, NY to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in East Aurora, NY, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the East Aurora, NY salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$80,625$6,719$1,881$2,419
Renters$37,625$3,135$878$1,129
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in East Aurora, NY, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. East Aurora, NY has a median income of about $80,625 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,881 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $37,625. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $878 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 East Aurora, 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

ItemEast AuroraNational 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

ItemEast AuroraNational 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

ItemEast AuroraNational 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

ItemEast AuroraNational avg.Difference
Home Price $174,300.00$175,700.000.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,278.38$1,133.2312.8%
Apartment Rent $709.00$920.0022.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemEast AuroraNational 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.
Buffalo, NY259,95980-20%
Sloan, NY3,64280-20%
Lackawanna, NY18,03781-19%
Blasdell, NY2,56582-18%
Corfu, NY79283-17%
East Aurora, NY6,25593-7%

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East Aurora, NY6,25593-7%
Source: The East Aurora, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.