Higganum 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.
IndexHigganumConnecticutNational
Cost of living index115120100
IndexHigganumConnecticutNational
Goods & Services index118120100
Groceries index101105100
Health care index114114100
Housing index125137100
Transportation index113112100
Utilities index96103100

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  • The cost of living in Higganum is 4% lower than the Connecticut average.
  • The cost of living in Higganum is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Higganum is 25% 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$96,771$8,064$2,258$2,903
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

ItemHigganumNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.50$16.0927.4%
Beauty Salon $51.67$37.3338.4%
Toothpaste $2.49$2.451.7%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0011.7%
Movie $10.63$10.283.4%
Bowling $6.46$4.9331.0%

Groceries

ItemHigganumNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.94$3.803.6%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4019.8%
Milk $2.01$2.010.1%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0115.9%
Pizza $10.32$9.894.4%
Beer $9.82$8.9010.4%

Health Care

ItemHigganumNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $120.00$102.1617.5%
Doctor $125.00$108.3615.4%
Dentist $123.03$92.5333.0%
Ibuprofen $8.66$9.286.7%
Lipitor $356.99$425.8216.2%

Housing

ItemHigganumNational avg.Difference
Home Price $264,000.00$184,700.0042.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,580.54$1,202.4431.4%
Apartment Rent $792.00$949.0016.5%

Transportation

ItemHigganumNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.39$2.246.3%
Tire Balancing $58.58$46.2926.5%

Utilities

ItemHigganumNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$174.17$165.964.9%
Phone $24.99$28.6812.9%
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 Britain, CT72,8761044%
Meriden, CT60,2031066%
Colchester, CT4,47511111%
Portland, CT5,60711111%
East Hampton, CT2,69311212%
Higganum, CT1,74511515%

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Woodland Park, NE1,74586-14%
Mazomanie, WI1,7451022%
Gardendale, TX1,74481-19%
Southside Place, TX1,746206106%
Shannon, MS1,74473-27%
Higganum, CT1,74511515%
Source: The Higganum, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.