South West 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.
IndexSouth WestHartfordConnecticut
Cost of living index113112128
IndexSouth WestHartfordConnecticut
Goods & Services index120120121
Groceries index120120128
Health care index119119117
Housing index10094144
Transportation index122122114
Utilities index112112116

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  • The cost of living in South West is 11% lower than the Hartford average.
  • The cost of living in South West is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South West is equal to the national average.
  • Connecticut general sales tax is 25% higher than the national average.
  • Connecticut state income tax is 35% higher than the national average.

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Goods & Services

ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.50$15.5625.3%
Beauty Salon $49.55$36.1137.2%
Toothpaste $3.49$2.4741.2%
Shampoo $1.12$0.9616.4%
Movie $9.95$10.131.8%
Bowling $7.17$4.7451.4%


ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.26$3.9857.0%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4118.9%
Milk $2.51$2.0621.5%
Potatoes $4.16$2.9839.6%
Pizza $10.00$9.475.6%
Beer $9.82$8.7911.7%

Health Care

ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.91$101.0418.7%
Doctor $124.96$107.4416.3%
Dentist $124.36$90.4237.5%
Ibuprofen $11.99$9.2829.2%
Lipitor $356.99$426.5016.3%


ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Home Price $163,600.00$175,700.006.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,486.15$1,133.2331.1%
Apartment Rent $887.00$920.003.6%


ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.39$1.9919.7%
Tire Balancing $58.58$45.7628.0%


ItemHartfordNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$212.66$163.8129.8%
Phone $24.95$28.3912.1%
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.
New Britain, CT73,09511111%
Blue Hills, CT2,73511212%
East Hartford, CT51,21111212%
Rockville, CT7,34811313%
Manchester, CT30,62111414%
Hartford, CT125,21111212%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Coral Springs, FL125,15011616%
Stamford, CT125,40116262%
Concord, CA125,01714040%
Charleston, SC125,45811414%
Simi Valley, CA125,69914747%
Hartford, CT125,21111212%
Source: The South West, Hartford, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.