According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ithaca has an overall cost of living index of 105 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only New York, Ithaca has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than New York's index of 119.
The standard of living in Ithaca ranks as #3,677 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in New York. By definition, that implies Ithaca ranks as the #2,741 most expensive place in the Empire State.
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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.