Sleepy Hollow 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.
IndexSleepy HollowNew YorkNational
Cost of living index170122100
IndexSleepy HollowNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index284149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Sleepy Hollow, NY is shown above. Compared to the state average of New York the cost of living index in Sleepy Hollow, NY is 170, which is 40% higher than the average in New York and compared to the national average it is 70% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Sleepy Hollow, NY goods and services come in at 12% higher than the average in New York and are 26% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sleepy Hollow is 40% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Sleepy Hollow is 70% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sleepy Hollow is 184% 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)
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 Sleepy Hollow, 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. Sleepy Hollow, NY has a median income of about $117,019 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,730 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $41,194. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $961 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%
For those who live in Sleepy Hollow, NY and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the New York income tax rate and the New York sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In New York, the sales tax is 4%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8.875%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in New York, the income tax rate ranges between 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemSleepy HollowNational 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%


ItemSleepy HollowNational 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

ItemSleepy HollowNational 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%


ItemSleepy HollowNational avg.Difference
Home Price $608,800.00$175,700.00246.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $1,267.00$920.0037.7%


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


ItemSleepy HollowNational 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%
Harriman, NY2,77112525%
Mount Ivy, NY6,92612828%
Spring Valley, NY32,00712929%
Hackensack, NJ43,90313737%
Sleepy Hollow, NY10,00217070%

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Keansburg, NJ10,01113333%
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Sleepy Hollow, NY10,00217070%
Source: The Sleepy Hollow, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.