Hartford, CT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
108
Hartford's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
5 out of 59
In Connecticut
3,964 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Hartford is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Hartford, CT?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Hartford has an overall cost of living index of 108 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Connecticut, Hartford has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Connecticut's index of 124.

The standard of living in Hartford ranks as #3,965 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Connecticut. By definition, that implies Hartford ranks as the #2,441 most expensive place in the Constitution State.

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Hartford Cost Of Living Vs. Connecticut

Living Expense Hartford Connecticut National Average
Overall 108 124 100
Services 121 123 100
Groceries 107 108 100
Health 106 112 100
Housing 89 137 100
Transportation 108 114 100
Utilities 122 129 100
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Hartford Cost of Living Vs. CT

Hartford, CT Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Connecticut, 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.

$165,300
Median Home Value
$985
Median Rent
$36,278
Median Income
Statistic Hartford Connecticut United States
Median Home Value $165,300 $275,400 $217,500
Median Rent $985 $1,180 $1,062
Median Income $36,278 $78,444 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.6x 3.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.33x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Hartford Services Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Hartford Connecticut
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $11.6 $10.72
Bowling $19.0 $13.86

Detailed Hartford Groceries Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Hartford Connecticut
Ground Beef $3.45 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.67 $1.4
Milk $1.97 $1.96

Detailed Hartford Health Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Hartford Connecticut
Haircut $28.2 $17.49
Beauty Salon $47.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.75 $2.32

Detailed Hartford Transportation Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Hartford Connecticut
Potatoes $3.51 $3.18
Pizza $9.79 $10.39
Beer $10.19 $9.23
Optometrist $156.2 $106.34
Doctor $115.0 $115.25
Dentist $105.8 $98.38

Detailed Hartford Utilities Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item Hartford Connecticut
Gasoline $2.66 $2.59
Tire Balancing $58.32 $48.9
All Electricity $238.43 $167.6
Phone $174.02 $163.42

Hartford SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Hartford

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Hartford
New Britain, CT 72,767 108 1.0x
West Hartford, CT 63,063 129 1.2x
East Hartford, CT 50,272 109 1.0x
Newington, CT 30,234 118 1.1x
Manchester, CT 29,972 110 1.0x
Wethersfield, CT 26,171 119 1.1x
Windsor Locks, CT 12,671 114 1.1x
Kensington, CT 7,971 121 1.1x
Glastonbury Center, CT 7,929 125 1.2x
Southwood Acres, CT 7,473 115 1.1x

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