Poughkeepsie, NY Cost of Living


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Poughkeepsie cost of living score
118.3
More expensive
18.3% higher
than the US average
2.6% lower
than the New York average
Poughkeepsie, New York gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 118.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 18.3% higher than the U.S. average and 2.6% higher than the average for New York.

Poughkeepsie, NY

Housing costs in Poughkeepsie?
A typical home costs $234,200, which is 30.7% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 43.4% less expensive than the average New York home, at $413,600. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Poughkeepsie costs $1,540 per month, which is 7.7% more than the national average of $1,430 and 27.3% cheaper than the state average of $1,960.

Can I afford Poughkeepsie?
To live comfortably in Poughkeepsie, New York, a minimum annual income of $45,000 for a family, and $48,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Poughkeepsie?
The cost of living in Poughkeepsie, NY is quite reasonable compared to other cities in the Northeastern United States. The overall cost of living index in Poughkeepsie is 101.8, which is slightly higher than the national average of 100. Housing costs are relatively low, with the median home cost at $197,900 and rental prices range from $1,000 to $2,000 a month. Utilities also remain affordable in this city with electricity rates sitting at just 8.38 cents per kWh and gas prices at an average of $2.60 per gallon. The cost of basic food items and services are also quite reasonable compared to those found in larger cities like New York City.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesPoughkeepsieNew YorkUnited States
  118.3121.5100.0
  103.6103.8100
  126.5120.7100.0
  83.6127.9100.0
  $234,200$413,600$338,100
  121.3%115.9%100.0%
  107.0140.7100.0
  153.5121.8100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 6 years ago

I have mixed feelings about Poughkeepsie because there are equally as many things I love about that town as there are things I hate about it so I'm just going to write a  More

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Over 11 years ago

Prices are high here. housing is easily 25-30percent of our monthly  More

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Over 12 years ago

It'd be great if jobs were available. This city is OK but COL is so much higher in NY than where I was raised in South Maybe I should head  More

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