North Bellmore 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.
IndexNorth BellmoreNew YorkNational
Cost of living index166122100
IndexNorth BellmoreNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index151112100
Groceries index121103100
Health care index117104100
Housing index228149100
Transportation index138122100
Utilities index133102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in North Bellmore, NY. As you can see, with the average cost of living in North Bellmore, NY being 166, that puts it 36% higher than the average of New York and 66% 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 North Bellmore, NY, the price of goods and services are 34% higher than the average of New York as well as 51% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in North Bellmore is 36% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in North Bellmore is 66% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Bellmore is 128% 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$110,476$9,206$2,578$3,315
Renters$55,612$4,634$1,298$1,669
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in North Bellmore, 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 North Bellmore, NY have a median income of $110,476. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,578 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $55,612, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,298.

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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in North Bellmore, NY, the New York income tax and the New York sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The New York maximum surtax is 8.875%, and the New York sales tax is 4%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82% in New York.

Goods & Services

ItemNorth BellmoreNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.50$14.5954.2%
Beauty Salon $70.55$34.68103.4%
Toothpaste $4.04$2.4763.3%
Shampoo $1.14$1.0211.5%
Movie $13.83$9.8740.1%
Bowling $12.33$4.39180.8%

Groceries

ItemNorth BellmoreNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.46$4.480.4%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $1.92$2.3618.5%
Potatoes $4.37$3.0642.7%
Pizza $11.49$9.2424.3%
Beer $13.09$8.6351.6%

Health Care

ItemNorth BellmoreNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $103.33$99.783.6%
Doctor $122.50$105.0316.6%
Dentist $117.50$88.7032.5%
Ibuprofen $10.06$9.416.9%
Lipitor $302.11$298.501.2%

Housing

ItemNorth BellmoreNational avg.Difference
Home Price $432,100.00$175,700.00145.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $4,902.79$1,081.03353.5%
Apartment Rent $1,714.00$920.0086.3%

Transportation

ItemNorth BellmoreNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.64$2.0926.2%
Tire Balancing $78.00$45.2972.2%

Utilities

ItemNorth BellmoreNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$259.80$170.8052.1%
Phone $30.33$28.267.3%
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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Baywood, NY7,68113232%
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North Bay Shore, NY19,99513232%
Wyandanch, NY11,18713333%
Roosevelt, NY16,55414747%
North Bellmore, NY20,48316666%

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Source: The North Bellmore, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.