Kingston, NY Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Kingston's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Kingston is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Kingston, NY?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Kingston has an overall cost of living index of 103 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New York, Kingston has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than New York's index of 117.

The standard of living in Kingston ranks as #3524 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in New York. By definition, that implies Kingston ranks as the #2882 most expensive place in the Empire State.

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Kingston Cost Of Living Vs. New York

Living Expense Kingston New York National Average
Overall 103 117 100
Services 106 108 100
Groceries 115 108 100
Health 102 101 100
Housing 95 145 100
Transportation 100 102 100
Utilities 100 97 100
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Kingston Cost of Living Vs. NY

Kingston, NY Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in New York, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Kingston New York United States
Median Home Value $169,800 $302,200 $204,900
Median Rent $1,054 $1,240 $1,023
Median Income $48,186 $65,323 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.5x 4.6x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.23x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Kingston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Kingston
Peekskill, NY 24,008 130 1.3x
Jefferson Valley-Yorktown, NY 14,441 145 1.4x
Stony Point, NY 12,869 133 1.3x
West Haverstraw, NY 10,253 121 1.2x
Monroe, NY 8,578 126 1.2x
Mahopac, NY 8,426 139 1.3x
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 8,183 150 1.5x
Lake Carmel, NY 8,114 128 1.2x
Carmel Hamlet, NY 6,345 130 1.3x
Lake Mohegan, NY 6,013 141 1.4x

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