Hicksville 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.
IndexHicksvilleNew YorkNational
Cost of living index149120100
IndexHicksvilleNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index122110100
Groceries index134105100
Health care index11499100
Housing index211149100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index126102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Hicksville, NY cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Hicksville, NY is 149, which is 24% higher than the New York average and 49% 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 Hicksville, NY are 11% higher than the New York average and 22% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hicksville is 24% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Hicksville is 49% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hicksville is 111% 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$102,799$8,567$2,398$3,084
Renters$60,176$5,015$1,404$1,805
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 Hicksville, 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. Hicksville, NY has a median income of about $102,799 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,398 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $60,176. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,404 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 Hicksville, 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

ItemHicksvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.59$15.5625.9%
Beauty Salon $64.49$36.1178.6%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.2%
Movie $12.88$10.1327.2%
Bowling $7.01$4.7448.0%

Groceries

ItemHicksvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.75$3.9844.3%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4117.7%
Milk $2.70$2.0630.8%
Potatoes $5.37$2.9880.1%
Pizza $9.80$9.473.4%
Beer $9.94$8.7913.0%

Health Care

ItemHicksvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.84$101.0413.7%
Doctor $124.85$107.4416.2%
Dentist $110.04$90.4221.7%
Ibuprofen $10.40$9.2812.1%
Lipitor $413.65$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemHicksvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $395,200.00$175,700.00124.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,269.26$1,133.23100.2%
Apartment Rent $1,642.00$920.0078.5%

Transportation

ItemHicksvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.9910.0%
Tire Balancing $52.50$45.7614.7%

Utilities

ItemHicksvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$237.81$163.8145.2%
Phone $29.01$28.392.2%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Brentwood, NY59,43613232%
Baywood, NY7,68113333%
North Amityville, NY19,60813333%
North Bay Shore, NY19,99513333%
Wyandanch, NY11,18713333%
Hicksville, NY41,78414949%

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Keller, TX41,91311919%
Hicksville, NY41,78414949%
Source: The Hicksville, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.