North 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.
IndexNorth HavenConnecticutNational
Cost of living index131128100
IndexNorth HavenConnecticutNational
Goods & Services index122121100
Groceries index130128100
Health care index117117100
Housing index159144100
Transportation index107114100
Utilities index110116100
Displayed above is a general overview of the North Haven, CT cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in North Haven, CT is 131, which is 3% higher than the Connecticut average and 31% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in North Haven, CT are 1% higher than the Connecticut average and 22% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in North Haven is 3% higher than the Connecticut average.
  • The cost of living in North Haven is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Haven is 59% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in North Haven, CT to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to North Haven, CT, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the North Haven, CT salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$92,212$7,684$2,151$2,767
Renters$39,907$3,326$931$1,197
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in North Haven, CT as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for North Haven, CT homeowners, is $92,212. This would allow for a maximum of $2,151 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $39,907 which would result in a maximum of $931 to be spent on rental costs.

Connecticut Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Connecticut6.35%6.35%

Connecticut Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Connecticut3%6.7%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in North Haven, CT, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Connecticut, as well as the rate for income tax in Connecticut. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Connecticut is 6.35%, and the sales tax in the state of Connecticut is 6.35%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Connecticut starts from 3% and goes up to 6.7%.

Goods & Services

ItemNorth 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

ItemNorth 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

ItemNorth 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

ItemNorth HavenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $299,700.00$175,700.0070.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,491.42$1,133.2331.6%
Apartment Rent $1,215.00$920.0032.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemNorth 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.
Waterbury, CT109,8871099%
Meriden, CT60,61611515%
Oakville, CT9,11811616%
Naugatuck, CT31,79011616%
New Haven, CT130,55311818%
North Haven, CT23,99713131%

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North Haven, CT23,99713131%
Source: The North 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.