Shelter Island 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.
IndexShelter Island HeightsNew YorkNational
Cost of living index218122100
IndexShelter Island HeightsNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index121112100
Groceries index128103100
Health care index119104100
Housing index445149100
Transportation index109122100
Utilities index128102100

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  • The cost of living in Shelter Island Heights is 79% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Shelter Island Heights is 118% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shelter Island Heights is 345% 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$116,250$9,688$2,712$3,488
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemShelter Island HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $47.06$34.6835.7%
Toothpaste $3.22$2.4730.2%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0214.5%
Movie $10.07$9.872.0%
Bowling $7.17$4.3963.3%

Groceries

ItemShelter Island HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.34$4.4841.6%
Fried Chicken $1.90$1.4629.8%
Milk $2.56$2.368.6%
Potatoes $4.51$3.0647.3%
Pizza $10.11$9.249.4%
Beer $10.03$8.6316.2%

Health Care

ItemShelter Island HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $116.73$99.7817.0%
Doctor $123.77$105.0317.8%
Dentist $122.94$88.7038.6%
Ibuprofen $11.38$9.4120.9%
Lipitor $267.92$298.5010.2%

Housing

ItemShelter Island HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $782,100.00$175,700.00345.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,493.00$1,081.0338.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemShelter Island HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.44$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $39.98$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemShelter Island HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$265.73$170.8055.6%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Dering Harbor, NY512121%
Northville, NY1,112100-0%
Clinton, CT3,37213030%
Westbrook Center, CT2,18213131%
Flanders, NY4,85113939%
Shelter Island Heights, NY1,394218118%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lone Tree, IA1,39490-10%
Estancia, NM1,39486-14%
Tennille, GA1,39579-21%
Menahga, MN1,39585-15%
Rutledge, TN1,39382-18%
Shelter Island Heights, NY1,394218118%
Source: The Shelter Island Heights, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.