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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Albany, New York is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Albany, New York is more expensive.

Albany, New York cost of living is 100.80.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGAlbany, New YorkUnited States
  Overall  101100
  Grocery  103.1100
  Health  100100
  Housing  86100
  Utilities  96100
  Transportation  111100
  Miscellaneous  113100

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Horrible Weather Year Round

I've lived in the capital region Albany area since 1976. Albany's cost of living,(with the exception of property taxes,) is reasonable. There are a lot of things to do... (Read More)



Property and School Taxes

The property taxes we play to live in our town of Bethlehem, a suburb of Albany, are very high. We are soon-to-be empty-nesters who plan to leave the area as soon as we... (Read More)



Best times in Albany

The culture in Albany really makes you appreciate where you live. This town is a great place to live a life of fitness and well-being. With so many trails, parks and... (Read More)



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