Lindenhurst 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.
IndexLindenhurstNew YorkNational
Cost of living index141120100
IndexLindenhurstNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index122110100
Groceries index134105100
Health care index11499100
Housing index185149100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index126102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Lindenhurst, NY. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Lindenhurst, NY being 141, that puts it 18% higher than the average of New York and 41% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Lindenhurst, NY, the price of goods and services are 11% higher than the average of New York as well as 22% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lindenhurst is 18% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Lindenhurst is 41% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lindenhurst is 85% 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$93,420$7,785$2,180$2,803
Renters$55,220$4,602$1,288$1,657
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Lindenhurst, NY, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Lindenhurst, NY, the median monthly income is $93,420 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,180 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $55,220, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,288 on monthly rental expenses.

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%
For those who live in Lindenhurst, NY and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the New York income tax rate and the New York sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In New York, the sales tax is 4%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8.875%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in New York, the income tax rate ranges between 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemLindenhurstNational 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

ItemLindenhurstNational 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

ItemLindenhurstNational 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

ItemLindenhurstNational avg.Difference
Home Price $347,100.00$175,700.0097.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,269.26$1,133.23100.2%
Apartment Rent $1,420.00$920.0054.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemLindenhurstNational 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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Lindenhurst, NY27,30314141%

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