North Gates 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 GatesNew YorkNational
Cost of living index93122100
IndexNorth GatesNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index103112100
Groceries index98103100
Health care index99104100
Housing index67149100
Transportation index126122100
Utilities index94102100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the North Gates, NY cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New York and cities across the country, the cost of living index in North Gates, NY is 93, which is 24% lower than the New York average and 7% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in North Gates, NY are 8% lower than the average for New York and 3% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in North Gates is 24% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in North Gates is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Gates is 33% lower 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)
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in North Gates, 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 North Gates, NY, the median monthly income is $55,189 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,288 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $25,869, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $604 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in North Gates, 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 GatesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.67$14.5913.2%
Beauty Salon $33.75$34.682.7%
Toothpaste $2.37$2.474.2%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $9.92$9.870.5%
Bowling $4.92$4.3912.0%


ItemNorth GatesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.86$4.4813.8%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.28$2.363.3%
Potatoes $2.99$3.062.3%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.09$8.636.3%

Health Care

ItemNorth GatesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.11$99.7814.4%
Doctor $100.22$105.034.6%
Dentist $87.06$88.701.9%
Ibuprofen $9.24$9.411.8%
Lipitor $303.30$298.501.6%


ItemNorth GatesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $108,900.00$175,700.0038.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $949.46$1,081.0312.2%
Apartment Rent $736.00$920.0020.0%


ItemNorth GatesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.72$2.0930.0%
Tire Balancing $52.74$45.2916.5%


ItemNorth GatesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.03$170.8010.4%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Rochester, NY210,46189-11%
Le Roy, NY4,34896-4%
Bergen, NY1,30596-4%
Hamlin, NY5,50897-3%
East Rochester, NY6,68792-8%
North Gates, NY9,95693-7%

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