Northport 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.
IndexNorthportNew YorkNational
Cost of living index163122100
IndexNorthportNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index261149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Northport, NY is shown above. Compared to the state average of New York the cost of living index in Northport, NY is 163, which is 34% higher than the average in New York and compared to the national average it is 63% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Northport, NY goods and services come in at 12% higher than the average in New York and are 26% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Northport is 34% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Northport is 63% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Northport is 161% 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$123,934$10,328$2,892$3,718
Renters$70,395$5,866$1,642$2,112
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Northport, NY, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Northport, NY has a median income of about $123,934 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,892 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $70,395. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,642 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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%
The New York sales tax and New York income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Northport, NY. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The New York sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 8.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The New York income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemNorthportNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.00$14.5937.0%
Beauty Salon $67.50$34.6894.6%
Toothpaste $4.04$2.4763.3%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0213.9%
Movie $14.75$9.8749.5%
Bowling $7.94$4.3980.8%

Groceries

ItemNorthportNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$4.4810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $2.26$2.364.1%
Potatoes $3.92$3.0628.0%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $9.82$8.6313.8%

Health Care

ItemNorthportNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.67$99.7811.9%
Doctor $123.75$105.0317.8%
Dentist $110.00$88.7024.0%
Ibuprofen $10.33$9.419.8%
Lipitor $299.00$298.500.2%

Housing

ItemNorthportNational avg.Difference
Home Price $538,200.00$175,700.00206.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $1,414.00$920.0053.7%

Transportation

ItemNorthportNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.06$2.091.5%
Tire Balancing $47.99$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemNorthportNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$262.56$170.8053.7%
Phone $29.01$28.262.7%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Central Islip, NY36,23313131%
Brentwood, NY59,43613131%
Baywood, NY7,68113232%
North Amityville, NY19,60813232%
North Bay Shore, NY19,99513232%
Northport, NY7,41716363%

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Northport, NY7,41716363%
Source: The Northport, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.