North Hills 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 HillsNew YorkNational
Cost of living index221122100
IndexNorth HillsNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index151112100
Groceries index121103100
Health care index117104100
Housing index414149100
Transportation index138122100
Utilities index133102100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the North Hills, NY cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New York and cities across the country, the cost of living index in North Hills, NY is 221, which is 82% higher than the New York average and 121% higher 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 Hills, NY are 34% higher than the average for New York and 51% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in North Hills is 82% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in North Hills is 121% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Hills is 314% 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$138,583$11,549$3,233$4,158
Renters$24,421$2,035$570$733
The affordability of the housing market in North Hills, NY as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among North Hills, NY homeowners, the median income is $138,583. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $3,233 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $24,421. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $570 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 you are determining the total cost of living in North Hills, NY you will want to make sure you consider both the New York sales tax and the New York income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in New York is 4%, with the highest surtax being 8.875%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in New York have a range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemNorth HillsNational 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 HillsNational 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 HillsNational 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 HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $952,000.00$175,700.00441.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $4,902.79$1,081.03353.5%
Apartment Rent $1,061.00$920.0015.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemNorth HillsNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
North Amityville, NY19,60813232%
Roosevelt, NY16,55414747%
Uniondale, NY24,78714747%
New Cassel, NY13,98813636%
Hempstead, NY54,80114848%
North Hills, NY5,122221121%

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Milan, IL5,12286-14%
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Dumfries, VA5,1221044%
Terryville, CT5,12111717%
Royal Pines, NC5,1241044%
North Hills, NY5,122221121%
Source: The North Hills, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.