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Overall 14%
Goods & Services 21%
Housing 8%
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.
IndexWindsor LocksConnecticutNational
Cost of living114124100
Goods & Services121123100
Groceries107108100
Health care106112100
Housing108137100
Transportation108114100
Utilities122129100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Windsor Locks is 9% lower than the Connecticut average
  • The cost of living in Windsor Locks is 14% higher than the national average
  • Windsor Locks housing is 8% higher than the national average
  • Connecticut general sales tax is 25% higher than the national average
  • Connecticut state income tax is 22% 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$80,189$6,682$1,871$2,406
      Renters$39,599$3,300$924$1,188
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living in Windsor Locks is by simply calculating the maximum that should be spent on housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The plan is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Windsor Locks has a median income of about $80,189 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a maximum of $1,871 should be spent on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $39,599. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $924 on all rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      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

      ItemWindsor LocksNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $28.20$17.4961.2%
      Beauty Salon $47.40$38.1724.2%
      Toothpaste $1.75$2.3224.6%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
      Movie $11.60$10.728.2%
      Bowling $19.00$13.8637.1%

      Groceries

      ItemWindsor LocksNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.45$3.9011.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4019.7%
      Milk $1.97$1.960.4%
      Potatoes $3.51$3.1810.3%
      Pizza $9.79$10.395.8%
      Beer $10.19$9.2310.4%

      Health Care

      ItemWindsor LocksNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $156.20$106.3446.9%
      Doctor $115.00$115.250.2%
      Dentist $105.80$98.387.5%
      Ibuprofen $8.89$9.264.0%
      Lipitor $477.60$466.472.4%

      Housing

      ItemWindsor LocksNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $190,700.00$184,700.003.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,431.64$1,273.3212.4%
      Apartment Rent $1,144.00$949.0020.5%

      Transportation

      ItemWindsor LocksNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.66$2.592.5%
      Tire Balancing $58.32$48.9019.3%

      Utilities

      ItemWindsor LocksNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$238.43$167.6042.3%
      Phone $174.02$163.426.5%
      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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      Windsor Locks, CT12,53711414%

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      Source: The Windsor Locks, CT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.