According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Stony Brook University has an overall cost of living index of 143 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only New York, Stony Brook University has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than New York's index of 117.
The standard of living in Stony Brook University ranks as #5672 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in New York. By definition, that implies Stony Brook University ranks as the #734 most expensive place in the Empire State.
|Living Expense||Stony Brook University||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.
|Statistic||Stony Brook University||New York||United States|
|Median Home Value||$609,400||$302,200||$204,900|
|Home Value To Income||5.0x||4.6x||3.4x|
|Rent To Monthly Income||nanx||0.23x||0.2x|
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Stony Brook University||Commack, NY||36,936||153||1.1x||Centereach, NY||32,028||141||1.0x||West Islip, NY||27,149||145||1.0x||Smithtown, NY||26,298||150||1.0x||Huntington, NY||17,341||166||1.2x||Nesconset, NY||13,893||151||1.1x||East Islip, NY||13,563||146||1.0x||Setauket-East Setauket, NY||13,442||152||1.1x||St. James, NY||13,155||147||1.0x||Stony Brook, NY||12,641||157||1.1x|