Athens 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.
IndexAthensNew YorkNational
Cost of living index100119100
IndexAthensNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index105109100
Groceries index108108100
Health care index9999100
Housing index90145100
Transportation index105108100
Utilities index98102100

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  • The cost of living in Athens is 16% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Athens is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Athens is 10% lower 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$59,125$4,927$1,379$1,774
Renters$23,424$1,952$547$703

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

ItemAthensNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.11$16.0918.8%
Beauty Salon $30.79$37.3317.5%
Toothpaste $2.86$2.4517.0%
Shampoo $1.14$1.0014.3%
Movie $12.14$10.2818.1%
Bowling $4.11$4.9316.7%

Groceries

ItemAthensNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.56$3.8020.0%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.400.5%
Milk $2.32$2.0115.4%
Potatoes $3.72$3.0123.7%
Pizza $8.59$9.8913.1%
Beer $9.86$8.9010.8%

Health Care

ItemAthensNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.72$102.162.4%
Doctor $102.72$108.365.2%
Dentist $93.90$92.531.5%
Ibuprofen $9.41$9.281.5%
Lipitor $425.19$425.820.1%

Housing

ItemAthensNational avg.Difference
Home Price $168,600.00$184,700.008.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,412.96$1,202.4417.5%
Apartment Rent $812.00$949.0014.4%

Transportation

ItemAthensNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.244.6%
Tire Balancing $48.83$46.295.5%

Utilities

ItemAthensNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$149.27$165.9610.1%
Phone $31.34$28.689.3%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Leeds, NY54292-8%
Cairo, NY1,48995-5%
Coxsackie, NY2,72797-3%
Lorenz Park, NY2,16597-3%
Philmont, NY1,37998-2%
Athens, NY1,4321000%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ellendale, ND1,43283-17%
Brookston, IN1,43385-15%
Schoolcraft, MI1,43179-21%
Phil Campbell, AL1,43378-22%
Vienna, IL1,43178-22%
Athens, NY1,4321000%
Source: The Athens, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.