Watkins Glen 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.
IndexWatkins GlenNew YorkNational
Cost of living index90119100
IndexWatkins GlenNew YorkNational
Goods & Services index101109100
Groceries index105108100
Health care index10599100
Housing index68145100
Transportation index102108100
Utilities index79102100

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  • The cost of living in Watkins Glen is 24% lower than the New York average.
  • The cost of living in Watkins Glen is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Watkins Glen is 32% 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$66,458$5,538$1,551$1,994
Renters$21,908$1,826$511$657

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

ItemWatkins GlenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.50$16.092.6%
Beauty Salon $31.03$37.3316.9%
Toothpaste $2.17$2.4511.2%
Shampoo $1.55$1.0055.2%
Movie $12.56$10.2822.2%
Bowling $4.00$4.9318.9%

Groceries

ItemWatkins GlenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.68$3.803.3%
Fried Chicken $1.20$1.4013.9%
Milk $2.18$2.018.6%
Potatoes $3.46$3.0114.8%
Pizza $11.50$9.8916.3%
Beer $8.91$8.900.2%

Health Care

ItemWatkins GlenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.44$102.162.2%
Doctor $131.67$108.3621.5%
Dentist $89.33$92.533.5%
Ibuprofen $8.66$9.286.6%
Lipitor $423.86$425.820.5%

Housing

ItemWatkins GlenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $123,400.00$184,700.0033.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,401.79$1,202.4416.6%
Apartment Rent $662.00$949.0030.2%

Transportation

ItemWatkins GlenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.36$2.245.2%
Tire Balancing $44.97$46.292.9%

Utilities

ItemWatkins GlenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.80$165.9612.2%
Phone $19.99$28.6830.3%
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.
Erin, NY36799-1%
Dundee, NY1,65684-16%
Coopers Plains, NY42884-16%
Montour Falls, NY1,77185-15%
Millport, NY49085-15%
Watkins Glen, NY1,97090-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Whidbey Island Station, WA1,9701088%
Long Valley, NJ1,97114343%
Rainier, OR1,9711022%
Clyde, NY1,96987-13%
Stephens City, VA1,96999-1%
Watkins Glen, NY1,97090-10%
Source: The Watkins Glen, NY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.