Yonkers 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.
IndexYonkersNew YorkNational
Cost of living index156122100
IndexYonkersNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index151112100
Groceries index121103100
Health care index117104100
Housing index197149100
Transportation index138122100
Utilities index133102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Yonkers, NY cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Yonkers, NY is 156, which is 28% higher than the New York average and 56% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Yonkers, NY are 34% higher than the New York average and 51% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Yonkers is 28% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Yonkers is 56% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Yonkers is 97% 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$88,876$7,406$2,074$2,667
Renters$39,512$3,293$922$1,185
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Yonkers, NY, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Yonkers, NY homeowners have a median income of $88,876. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,074 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $39,512, which means there is a maximum of $922 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
The New York sales tax and New York income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Yonkers, NY. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The New York sales tax is 4% and the maximum surtax is 8.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The New York income tax rates range from 4% to 8.82%.

Goods & Services

ItemYonkersNational avg.Difference
Haircut $22.50$14.5954.2%
Beauty Salon $70.55$34.68103.4%
Toothpaste $4.04$2.4763.3%
Shampoo $1.14$1.0211.5%
Movie $13.83$9.8740.1%
Bowling $12.33$4.39180.8%

Groceries

ItemYonkersNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.46$4.480.4%
Fried Chicken $1.04$1.4629.0%
Milk $1.92$2.3618.5%
Potatoes $4.37$3.0642.7%
Pizza $11.49$9.2424.3%
Beer $13.09$8.6351.6%

Health Care

ItemYonkersNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $103.33$99.783.6%
Doctor $122.50$105.0316.6%
Dentist $117.50$88.7032.5%
Ibuprofen $10.06$9.416.9%
Lipitor $302.11$298.501.2%

Housing

ItemYonkersNational avg.Difference
Home Price $394,500.00$175,700.00124.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $4,902.79$1,081.03353.5%
Apartment Rent $1,211.00$920.0031.6%

Transportation

ItemYonkersNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.64$2.0926.2%
Tire Balancing $78.00$45.2972.2%

Utilities

ItemYonkersNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$259.80$170.8052.1%
Phone $30.33$28.267.3%
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%
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Union City, NJ68,00112323%
Hackensack, NJ43,90313737%
Harrison, NJ14,43612424%
Yonkers, NY198,65415656%

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Yonkers, NY198,65415656%
Source: The Yonkers, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.