Shelton 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.
IndexSheltonConnecticutNational
Cost of living index138129100
IndexSheltonConnecticutNational
Goods & Services index126123100
Groceries index122125100
Health care index115117100
Housing index176146100
Transportation index100105100
Utilities index132130100

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  • The cost of living in Shelton is 7% higher than the Connecticut average.
  • The cost of living in Shelton is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shelton is 76% higher than the national average.
  • Connecticut general sales tax is 25% higher than the national average.
  • Connecticut state income tax is 35% higher than the national average.
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Compare Shelton, CT Cost of living To Other Cities

Connecticut Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Connecticut6.35%6.35%

Connecticut Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Connecticut3%6.7%

Goods & Services

ItemSheltonNational 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

ItemSheltonNational 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

ItemSheltonNational 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

ItemSheltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $360,700.00$181,400.0098.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $1,100.00$889.0023.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemSheltonNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Heritage Village, CT4,21811616%
Naugatuck, CT31,79511919%
Bridgeport, CT144,44612020%
New Haven, CT129,89812121%
West Haven, CT55,38612222%
Shelton, CT39,64113838%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
New Berlin, WI39,6211099%
Annandale, VA39,66913535%
Atlantic City, NJ39,68011414%
Kailua, HI39,693212112%
Bullhead City, AZ39,69487-13%
Shelton, CT39,64113838%
Source: The Shelton, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.