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Everyone wants a home that mixes affordability with comfort and Connecticut does this very well. Families love the Constitution State's beaches, midlands, and mountains as tourists before moving here and calling it home.
But before you decide to relocate, you have to do some research into the exact cost of living around the state -- and that's how we're going to help you.
These are the places in Connecticut that cost a pretty penny -- the most expensive cities in the state.
After we saved up for months and could finally afford it, we landed on this list of the ten most expensive cities in Connecticut for 2022.
So where is the most expensive place to live in Connecticut? That would be Stamford.
the 2016-2020 American Community Survey for the 21 places in Connecticut with more than 8,000 people.
What's the most expensive place to live in Connecticut? Well, HomeSnacks crunched the numbers and discovered that Stamford is the most expensive place to live in Connecticut.
So hopefully Torrington (the cheapest place to live in Connecticut) can show these guys how to live on a budget in the coming years. Read on for how these places had costs rise faster than inflation.
And if you already knew these places were expensive, check out some more reading about Connecticut and the most expensive cities in the country:
The 10 Most Expensive Places To Live In Connecticut For 2022
The median income in Stamford comes in at $96,885 and the median home value is $541,600 for 2022.
The median income in Norwalk comes in at $89,486 and the median home value is $438,900 for 2022.
The median income in New Haven comes in at $44,507 and the median home value is $205,100 for 2022.
The median income in Danbury comes in at $73,204 and the median home value is $311,200 for 2022.
The median income in Ansonia comes in at $53,709 and the median home value is $217,800 for 2022.
The median income in Hartford comes in at $36,154 and the median home value is $170,200 for 2022.
The median income in Groton comes in at $51,941 and the median home value is $223,300 for 2022.
The median income in New London comes in at $47,424 and the median home value is $186,900 for 2022.
The median income in Bridgeport comes in at $47,484 and the median home value is $186,000 for 2022.
The median income in Middletown comes in at $62,022 and the median home value is $234,300 for 2022.
Methodology: How We Determined The Most Expensive Places To Live In The Constitution State For 2022
The two most important things to think about when it comes to being able to afford if you can live comes down to:
- How much do money do I make?
- How much do I have spend to live there?
You need to understand your costs in the context of how much money you make.
For example, if the median household earns $100,000 and spends $40,000 on housing it's actually cheaper to live there than a place with a median income of $50,000 and housing costs of $21,000. You might spend more on housing, but you have more money overall to play with.
With that example in mind, we derived several statistics from the latest Census American Community Survey 2016-2020 around incomes and costs. They are:
- Median Home Price / Median Income (lower is better)
- Median Income / Median Rent (Higher is better)
- Median Home Price
We added simply median home price because high home prices generally correlate with higher expenses for all costs related to homes (heating, electricity, etc).
You can then compare these metrics in each of the places in Connecticut to figure out which is the most expensive.
What you are left with is a "Cost of Living Index" by taking the average rank of each of these metrics for each city.
So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 21 places in Connecticut that have more than 8,000 people.
The place with the highest cost of living in Connecticut according to the data is Stamford. You can download the data here.
Summary: Taking A Chunk Out Of Your Paycheck In Connecticut For 2022
Well there you have it, the places in Connecticut that have the highest cost of living, with Stamford ranking as the most expensive city in the Constitution State.
Here's a look at the most affordable cities in Connecticut according to the data:
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Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In Connecticut