Nassau 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.
IndexNassauNew YorkNational
Cost of living index98119100
IndexNassauNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index105109100
Groceries index108108100
Health care index9999100
Housing index85145100
Transportation index105108100
Utilities index98102100
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  • The cost of living in Nassau is 17% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Nassau is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Nassau is 15% lower 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$82,639$6,887$1,928$2,479
Renters$40,000$3,333$933$1,200

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%

Goods & Services

ItemNassauNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.11$16.0918.8%
Beauty Salon $30.79$37.3317.5%
Toothpaste $2.86$2.4517.0%
Shampoo $1.14$1.0014.3%
Movie $12.14$10.2818.1%
Bowling $4.11$4.9316.7%

Groceries

ItemNassauNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.56$3.8020.0%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.400.5%
Milk $2.32$2.0115.4%
Potatoes $3.72$3.0123.7%
Pizza $8.59$9.8913.1%
Beer $9.86$8.9010.8%

Health Care

ItemNassauNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.72$102.162.4%
Doctor $102.72$108.365.2%
Dentist $93.90$92.531.5%
Ibuprofen $9.41$9.281.5%
Lipitor $425.19$425.820.1%

Housing

ItemNassauNational avg.Difference
Home Price $163,900.00$184,700.0011.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,412.96$1,202.4417.5%
Apartment Rent $727.00$949.0023.4%

Transportation

ItemNassauNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.244.6%
Tire Balancing $48.83$46.295.5%

Utilities

ItemNassauNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$149.27$165.9610.1%
Phone $31.34$28.689.3%
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.
Rensselaer, NY9,43596-4%
Watervliet, NY10,20797-3%
Coxsackie, NY2,72797-3%
Hampton Manor, NY2,03498-2%
Ravena, NY3,27599-1%
Nassau, NY1,07598-2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Encinal, TX1,07576-24%
Millers Falls, MA1,0751088%
Pawnee City, NE1,07577-23%
Stillman Valley, IL1,07589-11%
Gideon, MO1,07572-28%
Nassau, NY1,07598-2%
Source: The Nassau, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.