New Haven 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.
IndexNew HavenConnecticutNational
Cost of living index121129100
IndexNew HavenConnecticutNational
Goods & Services index121123100
Groceries index128125100
Health care index119117100
Housing index121146100
Transportation index109105100
Utilities index128130100

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  • The cost of living in New Haven is 6% lower than the Connecticut average.
  • The cost of living in New Haven is 21% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in New Haven is 21% 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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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 $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $47.06$34.6835.7%
Toothpaste $3.22$2.4730.2%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0214.5%
Movie $10.07$9.872.0%
Bowling $7.17$4.3963.3%

Groceries

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.34$4.4841.6%
Fried Chicken $1.90$1.4629.8%
Milk $2.56$2.368.6%
Potatoes $4.51$3.0647.3%
Pizza $10.11$9.249.4%
Beer $10.03$8.6316.2%

Health Care

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $116.73$99.7817.0%
Doctor $123.77$105.0317.8%
Dentist $122.94$88.7038.6%
Ibuprofen $11.38$9.4120.9%
Lipitor $267.92$298.5010.2%

Housing

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $219,000.00$181,400.0020.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,493.00$1,081.0338.1%
Apartment Rent $1,082.00$889.0021.7%

Transportation

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.44$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $39.98$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemNew HavenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$265.73$170.8055.6%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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.
Naugatuck, CT31,79511919%
Bridgeport, CT144,44612020%
West Haven, CT55,38612222%
Derby, CT12,85812323%
East Haven, CT29,18812323%
New Haven, CT129,89812121%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sterling Heights, MI129,88794-6%
Columbia, SC129,75798-2%
McAllen, TX130,29775-25%
West Valley City, UT129,12399-1%
Killeen, TX127,99586-14%
New Haven, CT129,89812121%
Source: The 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 2015.