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Cost of Living

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

Overall, Syracuse, New York cost of living is 88.90.

  COST OF LIVINGSyracuse, New YorkUnited States
  Overall  89100
  Grocery  110.8100
  Health  108100
  Housing  45100
  Utilities  118100
  Transportation  110100
  Miscellaneous  107100


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Syracuse, NY
Syracuse, Aside from being the snowiest city in the North East has a divers culture and good schools for the most part. There are allot of recreation areas and travel in... (read more)
Though we are having job loss, which now is reaching unemployment about 9-10% the economy is still holding fairly strong. Conservative as this area is, people are... (read more)
re: Sluggish economy with not many professional ca
Whomever says Syracuse is a crowded megalopolis has obviously never lived elsewhere. I've lived in Detroit, Sacramento, Phoenix, and Richmond, and I happen to find... (read more)
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Not Bad at All
I'm a transplant from Los Angeles, CA. The housing prices are great, but there is not a lot going on in Syracuse. If you want a more "happening" city, you will need to... (read more)
Born and raised here
Bad:Syracuse is a mediocre city at best. It just can't compete with any other city, of it's size, as it is slowly going bankrupt. The actual city is in debt and is... (read more)
re: Left NY State 19 Years Ago and Came Back - 7/1
Nancy, where did you live for the 19 years you were away? An area, any area, that you call home is what you make it. If I read your comments correctly, I would say you... (read more)
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