East Hartford cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexEast HartfordConnecticutNational
Cost of living109124100
IndexEast HartfordConnecticutNational
Goods & Services121123100
Groceries107108100
Health care106112100
Housing92137100
Transportation108114100
Utilities122129100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in East Hartford is 13% lower than the Connecticut average
  • The cost of living in East Hartford is 9% higher than the national average
  • East Hartford housing is 8% lower than the national average
  • Connecticut general sales tax is 25% higher than the national average
  • Connecticut state income tax is 35% 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$69,292$5,774$1,617$2,079
      Renters$29,446$2,454$687$883
      A good indicator of the general affordability of housing in East Hartford, CT, is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In East Hartford, the median monthly income is $69,292 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,617 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $29,446, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $687 on monthly rental expenses.

      Connecticut Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Connecticut6.35%6.35%

      Connecticut Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Connecticut3%6.99%

      Goods & Services

      ItemEast HartfordNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $28.20$17.4961.2%
      Beauty Salon $47.40$38.1724.2%
      Toothpaste $1.75$2.3224.6%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
      Movie $11.60$10.728.2%
      Bowling $19.00$13.8637.1%

      Groceries

      ItemEast HartfordNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.45$3.9011.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4019.7%
      Milk $1.97$1.960.4%
      Potatoes $3.51$3.1810.3%
      Pizza $9.79$10.395.8%
      Beer $10.19$9.2310.4%

      Health Care

      ItemEast HartfordNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $156.20$106.3446.9%
      Doctor $115.00$115.250.2%
      Dentist $105.80$98.387.5%
      Ibuprofen $8.89$9.264.0%
      Lipitor $477.60$466.472.4%

      Housing

      ItemEast HartfordNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $163,300.00$184,700.0011.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,431.64$1,273.3212.4%
      Apartment Rent $960.00$949.001.2%

      Transportation

      ItemEast HartfordNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.66$2.592.5%
      Tire Balancing $58.32$48.9019.3%

      Utilities

      ItemEast HartfordNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$238.43$167.6042.3%
      Phone $174.02$163.426.5%
      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.
      Blue Hills, CT3,1811077%
      New Britain, CT72,8761088%
      Hartford, CT124,3201088%
      Rockville, CT7,1781099%
      Manchester, CT30,36411010%
      East Hartford, CT50,8341099%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Lakewood, OH50,86693-7%
      Tigard, OR50,78712828%
      Enid, OK50,89187-13%
      Grand Island, NE50,89585-15%
      Kentwood, MI50,76190-10%
      East Hartford, CT50,8341099%
      Source: The East Hartford, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.