According to the most recent data on the cost of living, New Paltz has an overall cost of living index of 128 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only New York, New Paltz has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than New York's index of 119.
The standard of living in New Paltz ranks as #5,185 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in New York. By definition, that implies New Paltz ranks as the #1,233 most expensive place in the Empire State.
|Living Expense||New Paltz||New York||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. New Paltz|
|Orange Lake, NY||9,800||125||1.0x|
|Myers Corner, NY||9,619||132||1.0x|
|New Windsor, NY||8,866||121||0.9x|
|Wappingers Falls, NY||5,639||121||0.9x|