Greenlawn 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.
IndexGreenlawnNew YorkNational
Cost of living index147122100
IndexGreenlawnNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index207149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Greenlawn, NY is shown above. Compared to the state average of New York the cost of living index in Greenlawn, NY is 147, which is 21% higher than the average in New York and compared to the national average it is 47% 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 Greenlawn, NY goods and services come in at 12% higher than the average in New York and are 26% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Greenlawn is 21% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Greenlawn is 47% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greenlawn is 107% 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)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Greenlawn, 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 Greenlawn, NY homeowners have a median income of $111,627. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,604 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $27,940, which means there is a maximum of $652 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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Greenlawn, 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

ItemGreenlawnNational 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%


ItemGreenlawnNational 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

ItemGreenlawnNational 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%


ItemGreenlawnNational avg.Difference
Home Price $440,000.00$175,700.00150.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $966.00$920.005.0%


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


ItemGreenlawnNational 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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Central Islip, NY36,23313131%
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Baywood, NY7,68113232%
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North Bay Shore, NY19,99513232%
Greenlawn, NY14,18914747%

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Source: The Greenlawn, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.