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Overall 49%
Goods & Services 36%
Housing 92%
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.
IndexQueens VillageNew YorkNew York
Cost of living149162117
Goods & Services136136108
Groceries142142108
Health care110110101
Housing192234145
Transportation128128102
Utilities11111197

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Queens Village is 27% higher than the New York average
  • The cost of living in Queens Village is 49% higher than the national average
  • Queens Village housing is 92% higher 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)
      Household$73,128$6,094$1,706$2,194

      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

      ItemNew YorkNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.00$17.4931.5%
      Beauty Salon $60.52$38.1758.5%
      Toothpaste $4.40$2.3289.6%
      Shampoo $1.65$1.0163.1%
      Movie $16.32$10.7252.2%
      Bowling $20.40$13.8647.2%

      Groceries

      ItemNew YorkNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $6.45$3.9065.4%
      Fried Chicken $2.44$1.4074.8%
      Milk $2.76$1.9640.7%
      Potatoes $3.24$3.181.8%
      Pizza $12.30$10.3918.3%
      Beer $11.99$9.2329.9%

      Health Care

      ItemNew YorkNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.08$106.341.6%
      Doctor $106.72$115.257.4%
      Dentist $124.43$98.3826.5%
      Ibuprofen $12.90$9.2639.3%
      Lipitor $442.91$466.475.1%

      Housing

      ItemNew YorkNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $508,900.00$184,700.00175.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $7,820.38$1,273.32514.2%
      Apartment Rent $1,294.00$949.0036.4%

      Transportation

      ItemNew YorkNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.81$2.598.4%
      Tire Balancing $80.22$48.9064.1%

      Utilities

      ItemNew YorkNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$197.50$167.6017.8%
      Phone $186.69$163.4214.2%
      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.
      Guttenberg, NJ11,62813636%
      Hempstead, NY55,45413939%
      Bogota, NJ8,34812525%
      West New York, NJ52,40714040%
      Roosevelt, NY16,67514040%
      New York, NY8,461,96116262%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,87214848%
      Chicago, IL2,714,01711010%
      New York, NY8,461,96116262%
      Source: The Queens Village, New York, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.