Old Westbury 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.
IndexOld WestburyNew YorkNational
Cost of living index217122100
IndexOld WestburyNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index439149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Old Westbury, NY. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Old Westbury, NY being 217, that puts it 78% higher than the average of New York and 117% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Old Westbury, NY, the price of goods and services are 12% higher than the average of New York as well as 26% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Old Westbury is 78% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Old Westbury is 117% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Old Westbury is 339% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Old Westbury, NY to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Old Westbury, NY, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Old Westbury, NY salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$218,750$18,229$5,104$6,563
Renters$55,774$4,648$1,301$1,673
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 Old Westbury, 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. Old Westbury, NY has a median income of about $218,750 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $5,104 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $55,774. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,301 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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Old Westbury, 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

ItemOld WestburyNational 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

ItemOld WestburyNational 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

ItemOld WestburyNational 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

ItemOld WestburyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $2,221,900.00$175,700.001,164.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $1,246.00$920.0035.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemOld WestburyNational 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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Greenville, NY5731044%
North Amityville, NY19,60813232%
Wyandanch, NY11,18713333%
Roosevelt, NY16,55414747%
Uniondale, NY24,78714747%
Old Westbury, NY4,599217117%

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Pinardville, NH4,60111717%
Reidland, KY4,60189-11%
Eldon, MO4,60184-16%
Gibraltar, MI4,60289-11%
Ranson, WV4,60299-1%
Old Westbury, NY4,599217117%
Source: The Old Westbury, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.