Hilton 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.
IndexHiltonNew YorkNational
Cost of living index96122100
IndexHiltonNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index103112100
Groceries index98103100
Health care index99104100
Housing index77149100
Transportation index126122100
Utilities index94102100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Hilton, NY is displayed above. In Hilton, NY, the overall cost of living index is 96, which is 21% lower than the New York average and 4% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Hilton, NY, the city's goods and services are 8% lower than the New York average and 3% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hilton is 21% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Hilton is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hilton is 23% lower 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)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Hilton, NY as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Hilton, NY homeowners, is $74,522. This would allow for a maximum of $1,739 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $28,295 which would result in a maximum of $660 to be spent on rental costs.

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 assessing the complete cost of living in Hilton, NY, the New York income tax and the New York sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The New York maximum surtax is 8.875%, and the New York sales tax is 4%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82% in New York.

Goods & Services

ItemHiltonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.67$14.5913.2%
Beauty Salon $33.75$34.682.7%
Toothpaste $2.37$2.474.2%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $9.92$9.870.5%
Bowling $4.92$4.3912.0%


ItemHiltonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.86$4.4813.8%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.28$2.363.3%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.09$8.636.3%

Health Care

ItemHiltonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.11$99.7814.4%
Doctor $100.22$105.034.6%
Dentist $87.06$88.701.9%
Ibuprofen $9.24$9.411.8%
Lipitor $303.30$298.501.6%


ItemHiltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $121,600.00$175,700.0030.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $949.46$1,081.0312.2%
Apartment Rent $887.00$920.003.6%


ItemHiltonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.72$2.0930.0%
Tire Balancing $52.74$45.2916.5%


ItemHiltonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.03$170.8010.4%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Holley, NY2,01194-6%
Rochester, NY210,46189-11%
Bergen, NY1,30596-4%
Hamlin, NY5,50897-3%
Gates, NY5,04993-7%
Hilton, NY5,95496-4%

Cities with similar population

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Green Knoll, NJ5,95414545%
Independence, IA5,95587-13%
Indian River Estates, FL5,95395-5%
Larchmont, NY5,952221121%
Wescosville, PA5,95112424%
Hilton, NY5,95496-4%
Source: The Hilton, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.