Gales Ferry 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.
IndexGales FerryConnecticutNational
Cost of living index120124100
IndexGales FerryConnecticutNational
Goods & Services index121123100
Groceries index107108100
Health care index106112100
Housing index131137100
Transportation index108114100
Utilities index122129100
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  • The cost of living in Gales Ferry is 3% lower than the Connecticut average.
  • The cost of living in Gales Ferry is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gales Ferry is 31% higher 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$76,453$6,371$1,784$2,294
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemGales FerryNational 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

ItemGales FerryNational 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

ItemGales FerryNational 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

ItemGales FerryNational avg.Difference
Home Price $242,300.00$184,700.0031.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,431.64$1,273.3212.4%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemGales FerryNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.66$2.592.5%
Tire Balancing $58.32$48.9019.3%

Utilities

ItemGales FerryNational 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.
Jewett City, CT3,4511066%
Poquonock Bridge, CT2,2061066%
Long Hill, CT4,4621099%
Norwich, CT40,0571099%
Oxoboxo River, CT2,88411010%
Gales Ferry, CT1,00512020%

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Blue Ridge, TX1,00584-16%
Candlewood Lake, OH1,00583-17%
Aplington, IA1,00580-20%
Deerfield, MA1,00511919%
Burnsville, MS1,00578-22%
Gales Ferry, CT1,00512020%
Source: The Gales Ferry, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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