Spackenkill 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.
IndexSpackenkillNew YorkNational
Cost of living index139122100
IndexSpackenkillNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index178149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Spackenkill, NY. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Spackenkill, NY being 139, that puts it 14% higher than the average of New York and 39% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Spackenkill, NY, the price of goods and services are 12% higher than the average of New York as well as 26% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Spackenkill is 14% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Spackenkill is 39% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Spackenkill is 78% 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$117,375$9,781$2,739$3,522
Renters$48,580$4,048$1,133$1,458
The affordability of the housing market in Spackenkill, NY as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Spackenkill, NY homeowners, the median income is $117,375. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,739 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $48,580. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,133 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Spackenkill, NY, it's important to take into account the sales tax for New York, as well as the rate for income tax in New York. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for New York is 8.875%, and the sales tax in the state of New York is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in New York starts from 4% and goes up to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemSpackenkillNational 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

ItemSpackenkillNational 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

ItemSpackenkillNational 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

ItemSpackenkillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $297,500.00$175,700.0069.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $1,821.00$920.0097.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemSpackenkillNational 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.
Newburgh, NY28,61411616%
Rosendale Hamlet, NY1,49597-3%
Wappingers Falls, NY5,37711919%
Vails Gate, NY3,47711919%
Poughkeepsie, NY30,71612020%
Spackenkill, NY3,80013939%

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Source: The Spackenkill, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.