East 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.
IndexEast HillsNew YorkNational
Cost of living index237122100
IndexEast HillsNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index506149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
An overview of the general cost of living index for East Hills, NY is displayed above for your reference. Residents in East Hills, NY enjoy a cost of living index of 237. This index is 94% higher than the New York average, and 137% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in East Hills, NY, the average cost of goods and services is 12% higher than it is in New York, and it is 26% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Hills is 94% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in East Hills is 137% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Hills is 406% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in East Hills, 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 Hills, NY, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the East Hills, 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$168,906$14,076$3,941$5,068
Renters$250,001$20,833$5,833$7,501
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 Hills, 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 Hills, NY has a median income of about $168,906 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $3,941 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $250,001. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $5,833 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in East Hills, 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

ItemEast 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

ItemEast 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

ItemEast 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

ItemEast HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $888,400.00$175,700.00405.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemEast 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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Greenville, NY5731044%
North Amityville, NY19,60813232%
Wyandanch, NY11,18713333%
Roosevelt, NY16,55414747%
Uniondale, NY24,78714747%
East Hills, NY7,025237137%

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Providence, UT7,0261055%
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Savannah, TN7,02987-13%
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East Hills, NY7,025237137%
Source: The East 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.