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Overall 39%
Goods & Services 25%
Housing 81%
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. 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.
IndexGuilford CenterConnecticutNational
Cost of living139124100
Goods & Services125123100
Groceries109108100
Health care113112100
Housing181137100
Transportation110114100
Utilities142129100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Guilford Center is 12% higher than the Connecticut average
  • The cost of living in Guilford Center is 39% higher than the national average
  • Guilford Center housing is 81% higher than the national average
  • Connecticut general sales tax is 25% higher than the national average
  • Connecticut state income tax is 22% 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$87,500$7,292$2,042$2,625
      Renters$48,750$4,063$1,137$1,463

      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

      ItemGuilford CenterNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $27.40$17.4956.7%
      Beauty Salon $53.80$38.1740.9%
      Toothpaste $1.75$2.3224.6%
      Shampoo $0.97$1.014.1%
      Movie $12.70$10.7218.4%
      Bowling $19.20$13.8638.5%

      Groceries

      ItemGuilford CenterNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.99$3.902.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4020.4%
      Milk $2.51$1.9627.9%
      Potatoes $3.99$3.1825.4%
      Pizza $9.39$10.399.7%
      Beer $9.99$9.238.2%

      Health Care

      ItemGuilford CenterNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $114.60$106.347.8%
      Doctor $131.60$115.2514.2%
      Dentist $116.80$98.3818.7%
      Ibuprofen $9.09$9.261.8%
      Lipitor $521.84$466.4711.9%

      Housing

      ItemGuilford CenterNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $376,900.00$184,700.00104.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,408.65$1,273.3210.6%
      Apartment Rent $1,219.00$949.0028.5%

      Transportation

      ItemGuilford CenterNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.84$2.599.6%
      Tire Balancing $55.94$48.9014.4%

      Utilities

      ItemGuilford CenterNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$299.32$167.6078.6%
      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.
      New Haven, CT130,40511717%
      East Haven, CT29,01511919%
      Wallingford Center, CT17,63412222%
      Higganum, CT1,74511919%
      Deep River Center, CT2,32112424%
      Guilford Center, CT2,51713939%

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      Guilford Center, CT2,51713939%
      Source: The Guilford Center, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.