Rensselaer Falls 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.
IndexRensselaer FallsNew YorkNational
Cost of living index92119100
IndexRensselaer FallsNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index107109100
Groceries index112108100
Health care index10599100
Housing index49145100
Transportation index112108100
Utilities index119102100

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  • The cost of living in Rensselaer Falls is 23% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Rensselaer Falls is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rensselaer Falls is 51% 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$35,625$2,969$831$1,069
Renters$22,500$1,875$525$675

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

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $23.00$16.0943.0%
Beauty Salon $49.11$37.3331.5%
Toothpaste $2.44$2.450.2%
Shampoo $1.13$1.0012.9%
Movie $9.79$10.284.7%
Bowling $3.92$4.9320.6%

Groceries

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.71$3.8023.9%
Fried Chicken $1.37$1.401.9%
Milk $2.67$2.0132.8%
Potatoes $3.27$3.018.6%
Pizza $11.32$9.8914.5%
Beer $8.66$8.902.7%

Health Care

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $130.00$102.1627.3%
Doctor $113.28$108.364.5%
Dentist $94.00$92.531.6%
Ibuprofen $9.39$9.281.2%
Lipitor $441.77$425.823.7%

Housing

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $65,000.00$184,700.0064.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,814.77$1,202.4450.9%
Apartment Rent $775.00$949.0018.3%

Transportation

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.32$2.243.2%
Tire Balancing $60.00$46.2929.6%

Utilities

ItemRensselaer FallsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$229.15$165.9638.1%
Phone $28.00$28.682.4%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Ogdensburg, NY10,93791-9%
Hermon, NY40185-15%
Madrid, NY68492-8%
Richville, NY33086-14%
Heuvelton, NY60387-13%
Rensselaer Falls, NY36992-8%

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Rensselaer Falls, NY36992-8%
Source: The Rensselaer Falls, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.