Fort Salonga 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.
IndexFort SalongaNew YorkNational
Cost of living index184122100
IndexFort SalongaNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index329149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Fort Salonga, NY cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New York and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Fort Salonga, NY is 184, which is 51% higher than the New York average and 84% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Fort Salonga, NY are 12% higher than the average for New York and 26% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fort Salonga is 51% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Fort Salonga is 84% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fort Salonga is 229% 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$126,447$10,537$2,950$3,794
Renters$63,184$5,265$1,474$1,896
The affordability of the housing market in Fort Salonga, 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 Fort Salonga, NY homeowners, the median income is $126,447. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,950 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $63,184. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,474 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Fort Salonga, NY, it's important to take into account the sales tax for New York, as well as the rate for income tax in New York. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for New York is 8.875%, and the sales tax in the state of New York is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in New York starts from 4% and goes up to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemFort SalongaNational 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

ItemFort SalongaNational 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

ItemFort SalongaNational 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

ItemFort SalongaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $684,300.00$175,700.00289.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $1,717.00$920.0086.6%

Transportation

ItemFort SalongaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.06$2.091.5%
Tire Balancing $47.99$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemFort SalongaNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

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%
Fort Salonga, NY9,89518484%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Columbia, IL9,8891000%
Weddington, NC9,90613636%
Milford, DE9,8821055%
Bloomingdale, TN9,88285-15%
Vernal, UT9,88298-2%
Fort Salonga, NY9,89518484%
Source: The Fort Salonga, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.