Rensselaer Falls 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.
IndexRensselaer FallsNew YorkNational
Cost of living index94122100
IndexRensselaer FallsNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index106112100
Groceries index109103100
Health care index107104100
Housing index52149100
Transportation index128122100
Utilities index123102100

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  • The cost of living in Rensselaer Falls is 23% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Rensselaer Falls is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rensselaer Falls is 48% lower 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$52,656$4,388$1,229$1,580
Renters$30,000$2,500$700$900

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%

Goods & Services

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.12$14.5931.0%
Beauty Salon $45.50$34.6831.2%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4715.5%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $10.53$9.876.7%
Bowling $4.67$4.396.3%

Groceries

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.56$4.481.9%
Fried Chicken $1.84$1.4625.7%
Milk $2.79$2.3618.4%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.74$8.631.2%

Health Care

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $128.10$99.7828.4%
Doctor $113.84$105.038.4%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $9.66$9.412.6%
Lipitor $311.23$298.504.3%

Housing

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $67,700.00$175,700.0061.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,714.70$1,081.0358.6%
Apartment Rent $775.00$920.0015.8%

Transportation

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.68$2.0928.1%
Tire Balancing $58.28$45.2928.7%

Utilities

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$234.61$170.8037.4%
Phone $28.84$28.262.1%
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.
Hermon, NY39391-9%
Ogdensburg, NY11,02993-7%
Madrid, NY71593-7%
DeKalb Junction, NY39894-6%
Richville, NY41394-6%
Rensselaer Falls, NY39094-6%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Woody Creek, CO390205105%
Riverbend, MT39094-6%
Altoona, KS39076-24%
Dawson, PA39085-15%
Cairo, WV39085-15%
Rensselaer Falls, NY39094-6%
Source: The Rensselaer Falls, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.