Gordon Heights 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.
IndexGordon HeightsNew YorkNational
Cost of living index130120100
IndexGordon HeightsNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index122110100
Groceries index130105100
Health care index11799100
Housing index153149100
Transportation index107111100
Utilities index110102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Gordon Heights, NY cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Gordon Heights, NY is 130, which is 8% higher than the New York average and 30% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Gordon Heights, NY are 11% higher than the New York average and 22% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Gordon Heights is 8% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Gordon Heights is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gordon Heights is 53% 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$88,750$7,396$2,071$2,663
Renters$33,000$2,750$770$990
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 Gordon Heights, 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. Gordon Heights, NY has a median income of about $88,750 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,071 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $33,000. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $770 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Gordon Heights, NY you will want to make sure you consider both the New York sales tax and the New York income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in New York is 4%, with the highest surtax being 8.875%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in New York have a range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemGordon HeightsNational 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

ItemGordon HeightsNational 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

ItemGordon HeightsNational 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

ItemGordon HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $259,800.00$175,700.0047.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,491.42$1,133.2331.6%
Apartment Rent $1,533.00$920.0066.6%

Transportation

ItemGordon HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$1.996.5%
Tire Balancing $49.98$45.769.2%

Utilities

ItemGordon HeightsNational 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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Mastic Beach, NY14,88012323%
Calverton, NY6,37212424%
Ridge, NY12,92112626%
Mastic, NY16,27412828%
Central Islip, NY36,23313232%
Gordon Heights, NY3,91813030%

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Gordon Heights, NY3,91813030%
Source: The Gordon Heights, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.