East Patchogue 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 PatchogueNew YorkNational
Cost of living index137120100
IndexEast PatchogueNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index122110100
Groceries index134105100
Health care index11499100
Housing index171149100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index126102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in East Patchogue, NY is shown above. Compared to the state average of New York the cost of living index in East Patchogue, NY is 137, which is 14% higher than the average in New York and compared to the national average it is 37% 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 Patchogue, 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 Patchogue is 14% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in East Patchogue is 37% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Patchogue is 71% 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$89,026$7,419$2,077$2,671
Renters$42,548$3,546$993$1,277
The affordability of the housing market in East Patchogue, NY as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among East Patchogue, NY homeowners, the median income is $89,026. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,077 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $42,548. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $993 used for their rent related monthly 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in East Patchogue, 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 PatchogueNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.59$15.5625.9%
Beauty Salon $64.49$36.1178.6%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.2%
Movie $12.88$10.1327.2%
Bowling $7.01$4.7448.0%

Groceries

ItemEast PatchogueNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.75$3.9844.3%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4117.7%
Milk $2.70$2.0630.8%
Potatoes $5.37$2.9880.1%
Pizza $9.80$9.473.4%
Beer $9.94$8.7913.0%

Health Care

ItemEast PatchogueNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.84$101.0413.7%
Doctor $124.85$107.4416.2%
Dentist $110.04$90.4221.7%
Ibuprofen $10.40$9.2812.1%
Lipitor $413.65$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemEast PatchogueNational avg.Difference
Home Price $316,100.00$175,700.0079.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,269.26$1,133.23100.2%
Apartment Rent $1,376.00$920.0049.6%

Transportation

ItemEast PatchogueNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.9910.0%
Tire Balancing $52.50$45.7614.7%

Utilities

ItemEast PatchogueNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$237.81$163.8145.2%
Phone $29.01$28.392.2%
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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Mastic, NY16,27412828%
Central Islip, NY36,23313232%
East Patchogue, NY22,20313737%

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