Buffalo, NY Cost of Living


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Buffalo cost of living score
92.1
Less expensive
7.9% lower
than the US average
24.2% lower
than the New York average
Buffalo, New York gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 92.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 7.9% lower than the U.S. average and 24.2% lower than the average for New York.

Buffalo, NY

Housing costs in Buffalo?
A typical home costs $204,600, which is 39.5% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 50.5% less expensive than the average New York home, at $413,600. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Buffalo costs $1,030 per month, which is 28.0% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 90.3% cheaper than the state average of $1,960.

Can I afford Buffalo?
To live comfortably in Buffalo, New York, a minimum annual income of $39,240 for a family, and $35,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Buffalo?
Buffalo, New York boasts both affordability and beautiful countryside — allowing you to get the most out of your money. Homeowners can find plenty of housing options ranging from inexpensive single family homes to beachfront condos - while renters also have access to even more attractive deals now than ever before. Additionally, groceries and transportation expenses are relatively low when compared with other parts of the country - making Buffalo an excellent option if you want stick within budget.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesBuffaloNew YorkUnited States
  92.1121.5100.0
  98.5103.8100
  105.2120.7100.0
  62.8127.9100.0
  $204,600$413,600$338,100
  107.1%115.9%100.0%
  102.4140.7100.0
  130.0121.8100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 2 years ago

Clean, fun, safe and unique. Great place to raise a family. Affordable housing, strong job market. Great schools and neighborhoods.  More

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Over 2 years ago

Buffalo was okay in 2016. Since then, crime is up, there are more methadone clinics than pediatricians, and so many of the small businesses that made this place charming  More

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Over 2 years ago

This city is just plain beautiful. Sure, it might not be New York or Albany. But it's Buffalo. Place is a God-send. You want to see the Falls and the Bills? Come here.  More

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