Stony Brook, NY Cost of Living


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Stony Brook cost of living score
147.1
More expensive
47.1% higher
than the US average
21.1% higher
than the New York average
Stony Brook, New York gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 147.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 47.1% higher than the U.S. average and 21.1% lower than the average for New York.

Stony Brook, NY

Housing costs in Stony Brook?
A typical home costs $583,100, which is 72.5% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 41.0% more expensive than the average New York home, at $413,600. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Stony Brook costs $3,170 per month, which is 121.7% more than the national average of $1,430 and 38.2% more than the state average of $1,960.

Can I afford Stony Brook?
To live comfortably in Stony Brook, New York, a minimum annual income of $111,600 for a family, and $105,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Stony Brook?
Stony Brook, NY is an expensive place to live. The cost of living is almost 24% higher than the national average, meaning that everyday expenses such as groceries, rent, and utilities are significantly higher. Housing prices in Stony Brook have been steadily increasing over the past few years, leaving many residents struggling to make ends meet. The median home price in Stony Brook is currently about $450,000. Renters can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500-$2,000 per month for a two-bedroom apartment. The good news is that salaries tend to be higher in Stony Brook than other areas of the country which helps make up for the expensive cost of living.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesStony BrookNew YorkUnited States
  147.1121.5100.0
  106.5103.8100
  125.2120.7100.0
  196.0127.9100.0
  $583,100$413,600$338,100
  125.4%115.9%100.0%
  106.1140.7100.0
  154.6121.8100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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PROS: Close to the water, very picturesque, hilly and not flat like much of Long Island. High quality of life, low crime rate, clean, hometown feeling. Community  More

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Over 18 years ago

Peaceful, execellent place to  More

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Over 18 years ago

INNDIAN STUDENTS MAY PLEASE CONTACT ME.  More

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