Heritage Hills 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.
IndexHeritage HillsNew YorkNational
Cost of living index151122100
IndexHeritage HillsNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index220149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Heritage Hills, NY. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Heritage Hills, NY being 151, that puts it 24% higher than the average of New York and 51% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Heritage Hills, NY, the price of goods and services are 12% higher than the average of New York as well as 26% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Heritage Hills is 24% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Heritage Hills is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Heritage Hills is 120% 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)
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 Heritage Hills, 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. Heritage Hills, NY has a median income of about $79,858 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,863 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $66,667. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,555 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Heritage Hills, NY is the New York sales tax and New York income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The New York sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The New York income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemHeritage HillsNational 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%


ItemHeritage HillsNational 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

ItemHeritage HillsNational 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%


ItemHeritage HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $388,000.00$175,700.00120.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%


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


ItemHeritage HillsNational 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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Watchtower, NY2,5661033%
Highland Falls, NY3,85212424%
Beacon, NY14,43712424%
Fishkill, NY1,92312525%
Putnam Lake, NY4,01012727%
Heritage Hills, NY4,17415151%

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Heritage Hills, NY4,17415151%
Source: The Heritage Hills, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.