Zena 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.
IndexZenaNew YorkNational
Cost of living index126122100
IndexZenaNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index118112100
Groceries index99103100
Health care index101104100
Housing index164149100
Transportation index115122100
Utilities index96102100

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  • The cost of living in Zena is 4% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Zena is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Zena is 64% 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$86,847$7,237$2,026$2,606
Renters$27,800$2,317$649$834

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%

Goods & Services

ItemZenaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.40$14.595.5%
Beauty Salon $38.00$34.689.6%
Toothpaste $1.73$2.4730.1%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.35$9.8715.0%
Bowling $3.98$4.399.4%

Groceries

ItemZenaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.23$4.485.5%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.463.7%
Milk $2.35$2.360.3%
Potatoes $3.79$3.0623.8%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $9.69$8.6312.2%

Health Care

ItemZenaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $92.40$99.787.4%
Doctor $103.80$105.031.2%
Dentist $96.20$88.708.5%
Ibuprofen $9.23$9.411.9%
Lipitor $282.61$298.505.3%

Housing

ItemZenaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $266,100.00$175,700.0051.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,315.97$1,081.0321.7%
Apartment Rent $1,780.00$920.0093.5%

Transportation

ItemZenaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.48$2.0918.4%
Tire Balancing $47.98$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemZenaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$174.50$170.802.2%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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.
Palenville, NY7971011%
Phoenicia, NY3051011%
Hunter, NY5311044%
Tannersville, NY5961066%
Catskill, NY3,9891066%
Zena, NY1,26412626%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sheldon, IL1,26483-17%
Woodworth, LA1,26496-4%
Oriskany, NY1,26393-7%
Port Orford, OR1,2631088%
Prospect, PA1,26393-7%
Zena, NY1,26412626%
Source: The Zena, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.