Woodbury 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.
IndexWoodburyNew YorkNational
Cost of living index206122100
IndexWoodburyNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index126112100
Groceries index122103100
Health care index115104100
Housing index401149100
Transportation index100122100
Utilities index132102100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Woodbury, NY is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Woodbury, NY enjoy a cost of living index of 206. This index is 69% higher than the New York average, and 106% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Woodbury, NY, the average cost of goods and services is 12% higher than it is in New York, and it is 26% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Woodbury is 69% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Woodbury is 106% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Woodbury is 301% 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$175,568$14,631$4,096$5,268
Renters$89,444$7,454$2,087$2,684
The affordability of the housing market in Woodbury, 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 Woodbury, NY homeowners, the median income is $175,568. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $4,096 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $89,444. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $2,087 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 you are determining the total cost of living in Woodbury, NY you will want to make sure you consider both the New York sales tax and the New York income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in New York is 4%, with the highest surtax being 8.875%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in New York have a range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemWoodburyNational 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

ItemWoodburyNational 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

ItemWoodburyNational 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

ItemWoodburyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $843,300.00$175,700.00380.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,127.00$1,081.0396.8%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWoodburyNational 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.
Mountain Lodge Park, NY1,98311616%
Newburgh, NY28,61411616%
Maybrook, NY3,02211717%
Vails Gate, NY3,47711919%
Mechanicstown, NY7,03011313%
Woodbury, NY8,553206106%

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Miles City, MT8,55388-12%
Johnstown, NY8,55296-4%
Micco, FL8,55590-10%
Alcoa, TN8,55685-15%
Meadowbrook, AL8,55011010%
Woodbury, NY8,553206106%
Source: The Woodbury, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.