Kensington 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.
IndexKensingtonNew YorkNational
Cost of living index250120100
IndexKensingtonNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index148110100
Groceries index128105100
Health care index11599100
Housing index513149100
Transportation index134111100
Utilities index127102100

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  • The cost of living in Kensington is 108% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Kensington is 150% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kensington is 413% 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$190,208$15,851$4,438$5,707
Renters$94,583$7,882$2,207$2,838

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%

Goods & Services

ItemKensingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $24.02$15.5654.3%
Beauty Salon $64.92$36.1179.8%
Toothpaste $4.50$2.4782.1%
Shampoo $1.67$0.9673.1%
Movie $14.89$10.1347.1%
Bowling $13.06$4.74175.8%

Groceries

ItemKensingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.10$3.9853.2%
Fried Chicken $2.04$1.4144.7%
Milk $2.45$2.0618.7%
Potatoes $3.78$2.9826.8%
Pizza $12.14$9.4728.1%
Beer $13.06$8.7948.6%

Health Care

ItemKensingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.66$101.045.6%
Doctor $105.00$107.442.3%
Dentist $125.00$90.4238.2%
Ibuprofen $9.99$9.287.7%
Lipitor $435.07$426.502.0%

Housing

ItemKensingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $1,150,000.00$175,700.00554.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $5,496.82$1,133.23385.1%
Apartment Rent $1,667.00$920.0081.2%

Transportation

ItemKensingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.31$1.9916.1%
Tire Balancing $79.33$45.7673.4%

Utilities

ItemKensingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$232.72$163.8142.1%
Phone $30.77$28.398.4%
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.
Greenville, NY5731033%
Guttenberg, NJ11,39714545%
Roosevelt, NY16,55414646%
West New York, NJ51,51114646%
Uniondale, NY24,78714646%
Kensington, NY1,116250150%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
South Uniontown, PA1,11687-13%
The Galena Territory, IL1,11611515%
Dulac, LA1,11679-21%
Elwood, KS1,11682-18%
Stover, MO1,11682-18%
Kensington, NY1,116250150%
Source: The Kensington, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.