Valley Stream, NY Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
149
Valley Stream's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
233 out of 338
In New York
5,811 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Valley Stream is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Valley Stream, NY?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Valley Stream has an overall cost of living index of 149 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New York, Valley Stream has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than New York's index of 117.

The standard of living in Valley Stream ranks as #5,815 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in New York. By definition, that implies Valley Stream ranks as the #592 most expensive place in the Empire State.

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Valley Stream Cost Of Living Vs. New York

Living Expense Valley Stream New York National Average
Overall 149 117 100
Services 136 108 100
Groceries 142 108 100
Health 110 101 100
Housing 191 145 100
Transportation 128 102 100
Utilities 111 97 100
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Valley Stream Cost of Living Vs. NY

Valley Stream, NY Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

$427,100
Median Home Value
$1,728
Median Rent
$110,189
Median Income
Statistic Valley Stream New York United States
Median Home Value $427,100 $313,700 $217,500
Median Rent $1,728 $1,280 $1,062
Median Income $110,189 $68,486 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.9x 4.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.22x 0.2x

Detailed Valley Stream Services Costs Vs. New York

Item Valley Stream New York
Shampoo $1.65 $1.01
Movie $16.32 $10.72
Bowling $20.4 $13.86

Detailed Valley Stream Groceries Costs Vs. New York

Item Valley Stream New York
Ground Beef $6.45 $3.9
Fried Chicken $2.44 $1.4
Milk $2.76 $1.96

Detailed Valley Stream Health Costs Vs. New York

Item Valley Stream New York
Haircut $23.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $60.52 $38.17
Toothpaste $4.4 $2.32

Detailed Valley Stream Transportation Costs Vs. New York

Item Valley Stream New York
Potatoes $3.24 $3.18
Pizza $12.3 $10.39
Beer $11.99 $9.23
Optometrist $108.08 $106.34
Doctor $106.72 $115.25
Dentist $124.43 $98.38

Detailed Valley Stream Utilities Costs Vs. New York

Item Valley Stream New York
Gasoline $2.81 $2.59
Tire Balancing $80.22 $48.9
All Electricity $197.5 $167.6
Phone $186.69 $163.42

Valley Stream SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
2

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Valley Stream

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Valley Stream
Levittown, NY 51,634 143 1.0x
Elmont, NY 35,824 149 1.0x
Plainview, NY 26,453 157 1.1x
Massapequa, NY 21,784 166 1.1x
Merrick, NY 20,130 174 1.2x
Lynbrook, NY 19,524 156 1.0x
Syosset, NY 19,453 178 1.2x
North Valley Stream, NY 18,661 150 1.0x
Woodmere, NY 17,470 176 1.2x
Massapequa Park, NY 17,193 156 1.0x

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