Downtown 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.
IndexDowntownStamfordConnecticut
Cost of living index131162128
IndexDowntownStamfordConnecticut
Goods & Services index122122121
Groceries index134134128
Health care index114114117
Housing index149253144
Transportation index111111114
Utilities index126126116

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  • The cost of living in Downtown is 3% higher than the Stamford average.
  • The cost of living in Downtown is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Downtown is 49% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$64,091$5,341$1,495$1,923

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

ItemStamfordNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.59$15.5625.9%
Beauty Salon $64.49$36.1178.6%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.4722.8%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.2%
Movie $12.88$10.1327.2%
Bowling $7.01$4.7448.0%

Groceries

ItemStamfordNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.75$3.9844.3%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4117.7%
Milk $2.70$2.0630.8%
Potatoes $5.37$2.9880.1%
Pizza $9.80$9.473.4%
Beer $9.94$8.7913.0%

Health Care

ItemStamfordNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.84$101.0413.7%
Doctor $124.85$107.4416.2%
Dentist $110.04$90.4221.7%
Ibuprofen $10.40$9.2812.1%
Lipitor $413.65$426.503.0%

Housing

ItemStamfordNational avg.Difference
Home Price $506,000.00$175,700.00188.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,269.26$1,133.23100.2%
Apartment Rent $1,566.00$920.0070.2%

Transportation

ItemStamfordNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.9910.0%
Tire Balancing $52.50$45.7614.7%

Utilities

ItemStamfordNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$237.81$163.8145.2%
Phone $29.01$28.392.2%
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.
Greenville, NY5731033%
Hartsdale, NY5,34613636%
Fairview CDP (Westchester County), NY2,97814141%
Huntington Station, NY34,00514343%
Wilton Center, CT67614343%
Stamford, CT125,40116262%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Charleston, SC125,45811414%
Hartford, CT125,21111212%
Coral Springs, FL125,15011616%
Simi Valley, CA125,69914747%
Concord, CA125,01714040%
Stamford, CT125,40116262%
Source: The Downtown, Stamford, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.