East Moriches 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 MorichesNew YorkNational
Cost of living index146120100
IndexEast MorichesNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index122110100
Groceries index130105100
Health care index11799100
Housing index208149100
Transportation index107111100
Utilities index110102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in East Moriches, NY is shown above. Compared to the state average of New York the cost of living index in East Moriches, NY is 146, which is 22% higher than the average in New York and compared to the national average it is 46% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In East Moriches, NY goods and services come in at 11% higher than the average in New York and are 22% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Moriches is 22% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in East Moriches is 46% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Moriches is 108% 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$102,941$8,578$2,402$3,089
Renters$51,000$4,250$1,190$1,530
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in East Moriches, NY, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In East Moriches, NY homeowners have a median income of $102,941. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,402 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $51,000, which means there is a maximum of $1,190 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in East Moriches, NY, the New York income tax and the New York sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The New York maximum surtax is 8.875%, and the New York sales tax is 4%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82% in New York.

Goods & Services

ItemEast MorichesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.74$15.5626.8%
Beauty Salon $55.02$36.1152.4%
Toothpaste $4.07$2.4764.6%
Shampoo $1.17$0.9620.9%
Movie $11.67$10.1315.2%
Bowling $7.30$4.7454.2%

Groceries

ItemEast MorichesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.79$3.9820.2%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4113.2%
Milk $3.06$2.0648.4%
Potatoes $5.30$2.9877.8%
Pizza $9.95$9.475.0%
Beer $9.99$8.7913.6%

Health Care

ItemEast MorichesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.98$101.0418.7%
Doctor $129.20$107.4420.2%
Dentist $113.88$90.4226.0%
Ibuprofen $9.82$9.285.9%
Lipitor $422.35$426.501.0%

Housing

ItemEast MorichesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $380,600.00$175,700.00116.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,491.42$1,133.2331.6%
Apartment Rent $1,743.00$920.0089.5%

Transportation

ItemEast MorichesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$1.996.5%
Tire Balancing $49.98$45.769.2%

Utilities

ItemEast MorichesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$212.84$163.8129.9%
Phone $23.95$28.3915.6%
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.

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