Downtown 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.
IndexDowntownNew HavenConnecticut
Cost of living index115118128
IndexDowntownNew HavenConnecticut
Goods & Services index122122121
Groceries index130130128
Health care index117117117
Housing index104115144
Transportation index107107114
Utilities index110110116

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  • The cost of living in Downtown is 10% lower than the New Haven average.
  • The cost of living in Downtown is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Downtown is 4% higher than the national average.
  • Connecticut general sales tax is 25% higher than the national average.
  • Connecticut state income tax is 35% 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)
Household$47,170$3,931$1,101$1,415

Connecticut Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Connecticut6.35%6.35%

Connecticut Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Connecticut3%6.7%

Goods & Services

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.74$15.5626.8%
Beauty Salon $55.02$36.1152.4%
Toothpaste $4.07$2.4764.6%
Shampoo $1.17$0.9620.9%
Movie $11.67$10.1315.2%
Bowling $7.30$4.7454.2%

Groceries

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.79$3.9820.2%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4113.2%
Milk $3.06$2.0648.4%
Potatoes $5.30$2.9877.8%
Pizza $9.95$9.475.0%
Beer $9.99$8.7913.6%

Health Care

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.98$101.0418.7%
Doctor $129.20$107.4420.2%
Dentist $113.88$90.4226.0%
Ibuprofen $9.82$9.285.9%
Lipitor $422.35$426.501.0%

Housing

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $199,200.00$175,700.0013.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,491.42$1,133.2331.6%
Apartment Rent $1,097.00$920.0019.2%

Transportation

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.12$1.996.5%
Tire Balancing $49.98$45.769.2%

Utilities

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$212.84$163.8129.9%
Phone $23.95$28.3915.6%
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.
Bridgeport, CT146,68011515%
Naugatuck, CT31,79011616%
West Haven, CT55,29011919%
Derby, CT12,83712020%
East Haven, CT29,13912020%
New Haven, CT130,55311818%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sterling Heights, MI130,60499-1%
Frisco, TX130,4991077%
Olathe, KS129,9131000%
Columbia, SC131,3311011%
Bellevue, WA132,26817171%
New Haven, CT130,55311818%
Source: The Downtown, New Haven, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.