Hornell 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.
IndexHornellNew YorkNational
Cost of living index86120100
IndexHornellNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index104110100
Groceries index98105100
Health care index9999100
Housing index45149100
Transportation index115111100
Utilities index104102100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Hornell, NY is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Hornell, NY enjoy a cost of living index of 86. This index is 28% lower than the New York average, and 14% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Hornell, NY, the average cost of goods and services is 6% lower than it is in New York, and it is 4% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Hornell is 28% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Hornell is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hornell is 55% 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)
Owners$53,469$4,456$1,248$1,604
Renters$26,090$2,174$609$783
The affordability of the housing market in Hornell, NY as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Hornell, NY homeowners, the median income is $53,469. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,248 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $26,090. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $609 used for their rent related monthly 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%
The New York sales tax and New York income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Hornell, NY. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The New York sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 8.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The New York income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemHornellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.07$15.563.2%
Beauty Salon $39.33$36.118.9%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $0.96$0.960.5%
Movie $10.52$10.133.9%
Bowling $5.08$4.747.3%

Groceries

ItemHornellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.17$3.9820.4%
Fried Chicken $1.34$1.414.5%
Milk $1.87$2.069.4%
Potatoes $2.69$2.989.7%
Pizza $10.82$9.4714.3%
Beer $8.02$8.798.8%

Health Care

ItemHornellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.67$101.046.6%
Doctor $88.93$107.4417.2%
Dentist $99.93$90.4210.5%
Ibuprofen $8.30$9.2810.5%
Lipitor $417.73$426.502.1%

Housing

ItemHornellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $63,900.00$175,700.0063.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,009.27$1,133.2310.9%
Apartment Rent $613.00$920.0033.4%

Transportation

ItemHornellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$1.9912.5%
Tire Balancing $55.50$45.7621.3%

Utilities

ItemHornellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.10$163.812.9%
Phone $32.32$28.3913.9%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Almond, NY53586-14%
Andover, NY86083-17%
Wellsville, NY4,62178-22%
Canaseraga, NY67187-13%
Avoca, NY95784-16%
Hornell, NY8,50886-14%

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Hornell, NY8,50886-14%
Source: The Hornell, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.