West Hartford, CT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
129
West Hartford's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
45 out of 55
In Connecticut
5,222 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means West Hartford is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in West Hartford, CT?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, West Hartford has an overall cost of living index of 129 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Connecticut, West Hartford has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Connecticut's index of 124.

The standard of living in West Hartford ranks as #5,224 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Connecticut. By definition, that implies West Hartford ranks as the #1,195 most expensive place in the Constitution State.

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West Hartford Cost Of Living Vs. Connecticut

Living Expense West Hartford Connecticut National Average
Overall 129 124 100
Services 116 121 100
Groceries 105 108 100
Health 108 112 100
Housing 162 138 100
Transportation 110 112 100
Utilities 126 134 100
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West Hartford Cost of Living Vs. CT

West 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.

$330,100
Median Home Value
$1,361
Median Rent
$105,230
Median Income
Statistic West Hartford Connecticut United States
Median Home Value $330,100 $279,700 $229,800
Median Rent $1,361 $1,201 $1,096
Median Income $105,230 $79,855 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.1x 3.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed West Hartford Services Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item West Hartford Connecticut
Shampoo $0.95 $1.06
Movie $12.64 $10.68
Bowling $18.88 $14.67

Detailed West Hartford Groceries Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item West Hartford Connecticut
Ground Beef $4.34 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.41 $1.39
Milk $2.39 $2.05

Detailed West Hartford Health Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item West Hartford Connecticut
Haircut $30.29 $18.62
Beauty Salon $49.75 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.06 $2.34

Detailed West Hartford Transportation Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item West Hartford Connecticut
Potatoes $3.92 $3.29
Pizza $9.81 $10.62
Beer $11.01 $9.38
Optometrist $154.87 $108.57
Doctor $115.5 $116.17
Dentist $104.4 $99.13

Detailed West Hartford Utilities Costs Vs. Connecticut

Item West Hartford Connecticut
Gasoline $2.31 $2.22
Tire Balancing $58.77 $50.07
All Electricity $240.4 $167.67
Phone $178.6 $175.64

West Hartford SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around West Hartford

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. West Hartford
Hartford, CT 122,549 107 0.8x
New Britain, CT 72,543 108 0.8x
East Hartford, CT 50,036 110 0.9x
Newington, CT 30,114 118 0.9x
Wethersfield, CT 26,068 119 0.9x
Windsor Locks, CT 12,732 115 0.9x
Kensington, CT 9,685 121 0.9x
Southwood Acres, CT 8,352 115 0.9x
Simsbury Center, CT 6,271 129 1.0x
Hazardville, CT 6,216 111 0.9x

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