Roslyn Heights 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.
IndexRoslyn HeightsNew YorkNational
Cost of living index191120100
IndexRoslyn HeightsNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index148110100
Groceries index128105100
Health care index11599100
Housing index315149100
Transportation index134111100
Utilities index127102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Roslyn Heights, NY cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Roslyn Heights, NY is 191, which is 59% higher than the New York average and 91% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Roslyn Heights, NY are 34% higher than the New York average and 48% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Roslyn Heights is 59% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Roslyn Heights is 91% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Roslyn Heights is 215% 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$128,365$10,697$2,995$3,851
Renters$41,298$3,442$964$1,239
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Roslyn Heights, 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 Roslyn Heights, NY homeowners have a median income of $128,365. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,995 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $41,298, which means there is a maximum of $964 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 assessing the complete cost of living in Roslyn Heights, 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

ItemRoslyn HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $24.02$15.5654.3%
Beauty Salon $64.92$36.1179.8%
Toothpaste $4.50$2.4782.1%
Shampoo $1.67$0.9673.1%
Movie $14.89$10.1347.1%
Bowling $13.06$4.74175.8%

Groceries

ItemRoslyn HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.10$3.9853.2%
Fried Chicken $2.04$1.4144.7%
Milk $2.45$2.0618.7%
Potatoes $3.78$2.9826.8%
Pizza $12.14$9.4728.1%
Beer $13.06$8.7948.6%

Health Care

ItemRoslyn HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.66$101.045.6%
Doctor $105.00$107.442.3%
Dentist $125.00$90.4238.2%
Ibuprofen $9.99$9.287.7%
Lipitor $435.07$426.502.0%

Housing

ItemRoslyn HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $685,300.00$175,700.00290.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $5,496.82$1,133.23385.1%
Apartment Rent $1,285.00$920.0039.7%

Transportation

ItemRoslyn HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.31$1.9916.1%
Tire Balancing $79.33$45.7673.4%

Utilities

ItemRoslyn HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$232.72$163.8142.1%
Phone $30.77$28.398.4%
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.
North Amityville, NY19,60813333%
Wyandanch, NY11,18713333%
Roosevelt, NY16,55414646%
Uniondale, NY24,78714646%
New Cassel, NY13,98813737%
Roslyn Heights, NY7,24319191%

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Roslyn Heights, NY7,24319191%
Source: The Roslyn Heights, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.