Lake Grove 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.
IndexLake GroveNew YorkNational
Cost of living index147122100
IndexLake GroveNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index206149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Lake Grove, NY cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Lake Grove, NY is 147, which is 21% higher than the New York average and 47% 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 Lake Grove, NY are 12% higher than the New York average and 26% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lake Grove is 21% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Lake Grove is 47% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lake Grove is 106% 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$106,696$8,891$2,489$3,201
Renters$46,339$3,862$1,081$1,390
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Lake Grove, NY by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Lake Grove, NY have a median income of $106,696. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,489 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $46,339, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,081.

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 Lake Grove, 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

ItemLake GroveNational 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%

Groceries

ItemLake GroveNational 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

ItemLake GroveNational 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%

Housing

ItemLake GroveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $373,700.00$175,700.00112.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $1,754.00$920.0090.7%

Transportation

ItemLake GroveNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.06$2.091.5%
Tire Balancing $47.99$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemLake GroveNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Mastic Beach, NY14,88012525%
Ridge, NY12,92112828%
Mastic, NY16,27413030%
Central Islip, NY36,23313131%
Brentwood, NY59,43613131%
Lake Grove, NY11,23514747%

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Haysville, KS11,23589-11%
Waconia, MN11,2301099%
Wanaque, NJ11,24312828%
Raymondville, TX11,22669-31%
Minooka, IL11,2251077%
Lake Grove, NY11,23514747%
Source: The Lake Grove, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.