Overall 13%
Goods & Services 7%
Housing 53%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexAlbionNew YorkNational
Cost of living87118100
Goods & Services107110100
Health care99100100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Albion is 27% lower than the New York average
  • The cost of living in Albion is 13% lower than the national average
  • Albion housing is 53% lower than the national average
  • New York general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average
  • New York state income tax is 62% 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)
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Albion, NY, as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Albion homeowners, is $53,229. This would allow for a maximum of $1,242 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $20,000 which would result in a maximum of $467 to be spent on rental 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%

      Goods & Services

      ItemAlbionNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $22.29$18.6219.7%
      Beauty Salon $39.01$39.050.1%
      Toothpaste $1.83$2.3422.0%
      Shampoo $0.98$1.067.0%
      Movie $11.45$10.687.2%
      Bowling $15.61$14.676.4%


      ItemAlbionNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.43$4.224.9%
      Fried Chicken $1.20$1.3913.8%
      Milk $2.20$2.057.5%
      Potatoes $3.06$3.296.8%
      Pizza $12.09$10.6213.9%
      Beer $9.26$9.381.3%

      Health Care

      ItemAlbionNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $130.80$108.5720.5%
      Doctor $97.83$116.1715.8%
      Dentist $102.85$99.133.8%
      Ibuprofen $8.85$9.688.6%
      Lipitor $484.29$466.923.7%


      ItemAlbionNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $72,500.00$184,700.0060.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,069.61$1,197.4210.7%
      Apartment Rent $625.00$949.0034.1%


      ItemAlbionNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.33$2.224.8%
      Tire Balancing $55.25$50.0710.4%


      ItemAlbionNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$148.23$167.6711.6%
      Phone $188.16$175.647.1%
      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.
      Medina, NY5,88582-18%
      Holley, NY1,78588-12%
      Middleport, NY1,87984-16%
      Lyndonville, NY78284-16%
      Oakfield, NY1,76984-16%
      Albion, NY5,80287-13%

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      Rib Mountain, WI5,80296-4%
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      Warren, AR5,80477-23%
      East Falmouth, MA5,80413333%
      Albion, NY5,80287-13%
      Source: The Albion, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.