Yonkers, NY Cost of Living


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Yonkers cost of living score
157
More expensive
57.0% higher
than the US average
29.2% higher
than the New York average
Yonkers, New York gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 157, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 57.0% higher than the U.S. average and 29.2% lower than the average for New York.

Yonkers, NY

Housing costs in Yonkers?
A typical home costs $602,600, which is 78.2% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 45.7% more expensive than the average New York home, at $413,600. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Yonkers costs $1,840 per month, which is 28.7% more than the national average of $1,430 and 6.5% cheaper than the state average of $1,960.

Can I afford Yonkers?
To live comfortably in Yonkers, New York, a minimum annual income of $115,560 for a family, and $60,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Yonkers?
Yonkers is a city located just north of New York City and offers quick access to Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. The cost of living in Yonkers is comparable to that of the state’s larger cities like New York City and Buffalo; however, many residents opt to live in Yonkers due to its lower cost of living relative to Manhattan. Renting an apartment can be quite pricey with one-bedroom apartments costing upwards of $2,200 per month while transportation costs remain relatively low compared to other cities. Healthcare costs tend to be on par with other parts of New York State while groceries are slightly more expensive due to their proximity to NYC.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesYonkersNew YorkUnited States
  157.0121.5100.0
  107.6103.8100
  126.3120.7100.0
  200.0127.9100.0
  $602,600$413,600$338,100
  152.5%115.9%100.0%
  121.3140.7100.0
  159.2121.8100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I lived in Yonkers my entire life, close enough to the city with less congestion. Some areas are difficult to access, and you must have a car to get around. There are a  More

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I've lived in this city for over 20 years in the Bryn Mawr section and I love it. We are the closest suburb to NYC. I can go and watch a broadway show and be back at  More

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My family and I have lived in northeast Yonkers for 18 years after leaving the grime and crime of Manhattan (my home). I bought a cute colonial on a quiet street 11  More

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