North Lindenhurst 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 LindenhurstNew YorkNational
Cost of living index141120100
IndexNorth LindenhurstNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index122110100
Groceries index134105100
Health care index11499100
Housing index183149100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index126102100
An overview of the general cost of living index for North Lindenhurst, NY is displayed above for your reference. Residents in North Lindenhurst, NY enjoy a cost of living index of 141. This index is 17% higher than the New York average, and 41% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in North Lindenhurst, NY, the average cost of goods and services is 11% higher than it is in New York, and it is 22% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in North Lindenhurst is 17% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in North Lindenhurst is 41% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Lindenhurst is 83% 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$91,389$7,616$2,132$2,742
Renters$49,735$4,145$1,160$1,492
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in North Lindenhurst, NY, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In North Lindenhurst, NY homeowners have a median income of $91,389. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,132 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $49,735, which means there is a maximum of $1,160 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Lindenhurst, 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 LindenhurstNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.59$15.5625.9%
Beauty Salon $64.49$36.1178.6%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.2%
Movie $12.88$10.1327.2%
Bowling $7.01$4.7448.0%

Groceries

ItemNorth LindenhurstNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.75$3.9844.3%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4117.7%
Milk $2.70$2.0630.8%
Potatoes $5.37$2.9880.1%
Pizza $9.80$9.473.4%
Beer $9.94$8.7913.0%

Health Care

ItemNorth LindenhurstNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.84$101.0413.7%
Doctor $124.85$107.4416.2%
Dentist $110.04$90.4221.7%
Ibuprofen $10.40$9.2812.1%
Lipitor $413.65$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemNorth LindenhurstNational avg.Difference
Home Price $345,400.00$175,700.0096.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,269.26$1,133.23100.2%
Apartment Rent $1,392.00$920.0051.3%

Transportation

ItemNorth LindenhurstNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.9910.0%
Tire Balancing $52.50$45.7614.7%

Utilities

ItemNorth LindenhurstNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$237.81$163.8145.2%
Phone $29.01$28.392.2%
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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North Lindenhurst, NY11,33414141%

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Source: The North Lindenhurst, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.