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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 New York, New York is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means New York, New York is more expensive.

Overall, New York, New York cost of living is 121.80.

  COST OF LIVINGNew York, New YorkUnited States
  Overall  122100
  Grocery  111.6100
  Health  109100
  Housing  145100
  Utilities  118100
  Transportation  110100
  Miscellaneous  110100


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NYS has beautiful scenery - all 4 seasons are enjo
I will miss the change of seasons terribly but we are looking to move out of state because it is just too costly to live here. The Buffalo area has so much to do during... (read more)
Cannot retire here.
Long Island has always been my home. It has become too sodden with overpaid politicians and has lost touch with the people paying the taxes. Balancing the budget, our... (read more)
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Living in New York not the City
Imagine you have been transported to a place where all you can see is rolling hills, mountains in the distance, more sheep and cows than people.. Farms, covered bridges,... (read more)
re: NYC is a gigantic shit hole! - 4/7/2013
Me and my husband Agree. The housing no matter what your income will get you horrid living conditions. Landlords that walk you through apartments or flats that leave you... (read more)
re: Do not move to Long Island, NY unless you are
you're clearly a racist idiot... (read more)
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