Bohemia 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.
IndexBohemiaNew YorkNational
Cost of living index140119100
IndexBohemiaNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index122109100
Groceries index109108100
Health care index11499100
Housing index195145100
Transportation index115108100
Utilities index112102100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Bohemia, NY cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Bohemia, NY is 140, which is 18% higher than the New York average and 40% 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 Bohemia, NY are 11% higher than the New York average and 22% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bohemia is 18% higher than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Bohemia is 40% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bohemia is 95% 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$101,406$8,451$2,366$3,042
Renters$67,852$5,654$1,583$2,036
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Bohemia, NY, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Bohemia, NY has a median income of about $101,406 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,366 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $67,852. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,583 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 Bohemia, 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

ItemBohemiaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.87$16.0923.6%
Beauty Salon $64.81$37.3373.6%
Toothpaste $3.03$2.4523.8%
Shampoo $0.99$1.000.6%
Movie $12.69$10.2823.4%
Bowling $7.03$4.9342.5%

Groceries

ItemBohemiaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.10$3.807.7%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.403.3%
Milk $1.96$2.012.6%
Potatoes $3.47$3.0115.4%
Pizza $9.98$9.890.9%
Beer $10.01$8.9012.6%

Health Care

ItemBohemiaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $115.59$102.1613.2%
Doctor $124.71$108.3615.1%
Dentist $112.48$92.5321.6%
Ibuprofen $10.51$9.2813.3%
Lipitor $413.07$425.823.0%

Housing

ItemBohemiaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $382,100.00$184,700.00106.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,408.75$1,202.44100.3%
Apartment Rent $1,580.00$949.0066.5%

Transportation

ItemBohemiaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.55$2.2413.7%
Tire Balancing $54.89$46.2918.6%

Utilities

ItemBohemiaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$200.20$165.9620.6%
Phone $29.17$28.681.7%
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.

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Central Islip, NY34,72412525%
Ridge, NY13,12912222%
North Amityville, NY20,15012525%
Brentwood, NY61,43812626%
Bohemia, NY9,37214040%

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Bohemia, NY9,37214040%
Source: The Bohemia, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.