The cost of living index of New York Metro Area (NY-NJ-PA) was 157 for rents in 2013.

Cost of Living

Overall Cost of Living

Cost of Goods

Cost of Rents

Other Costs

The cost of living index measures the difference in the price levels of goods and services across regions. The average cost of living index in the U.S. is 100, with higher values corresponding to costlier goods and services. Data is available for U.S. states and metropolitan areas.

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Economy and Cost of Living Datasets Involving New York Metro Area (NY-NJ-PA)

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    Housing New York Units by Building

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2017-09-15T13:25:21.000Z

    The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) reports on buildings, units, and projects that began after January 1, 2014 and are counted towards the Housing New York plan. The Housing New York Units by Building file presents this data by building, and includes building-level data, such as house number, street name, BBL, and BIN for each building in a project. The unit counts are provided by building. For additional documentation, including a data dictionary, review the attachments in the “About this Dataset” section of the Primer landing page.

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    Housing New York Units by Project

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2017-09-15T13:21:44.000Z

    The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) reports on buildings, units, and projects that began after January 1, 2014 and are counted towards the Housing New York plan. The Housing New York Units by Project file presents this data by project, and includes project-level data, such as senior units, but does not include building-level data. The unit counts are provided for each project, rather than by building. For additional documentation, including a data dictionary, review the attachments in the “About this Dataset” section of the Primer landing page.

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    Alternative Fuel Stations in New York

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2017-09-22T22:00:41.000Z

    Go to http://1.usa.gov/1gPN1u8 to access the full database of alternative fuel station locations nationwide, collected and maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A station appears as one point in the data and on the map, regardless of the number of fuel dispensers or charging outlets at that location. For EV charging stations for example, the data includes the number of number of charging ports available at the specific station.

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    State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) Loans Purchased: Beginning 2004

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-07-21T20:16:31.000Z

    Financial and Geographic Information on SONYMA Loans purchased since 2004.

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    New York State Career Centers

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-09-15T22:00:54.000Z

    The Career Centers data set houses the Division’s information for customers on all of the Career Centers across the state.

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    All Payer Opioid-Related Facility Visits in New York State: Beginning 2010 (SPARCS)

    health.data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-05-17T16:26:41.000Z

    This dataset is a summary of inpatient discharges and outpatient visit data for opioid-related diagnosis. The data reflects selected diagnosis codes that include a range of poisonings by opiates, opium, heroin, methadone, and other related narcotics. Please refer to the data dictionary in the “About” section for information on the current data available.

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    Automobiles Annual Imports and Exports Through Port Authority of NY NJ Maritime Terminals: Beginning 2000

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-03-25T18:31:35.000Z

    This dataset represents the total number of Automobiles Imported and Exported annually through maritime terminals located within Port Authority property in the Port of New York and New Jersey in vehicle units beginning 2000

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    Fire Department Directory for New York State

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-02-24T17:34:03.000Z

    This dataset lists the name, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) ID, location and phone number for all Fire Departments in New York State. This data is collected and maintained by the Office of Fire Prevention & Control (OFPC) within DHSES and is updated annually.

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    Percentage of Drivers and Front Seat Passengers Wearing Seat Belts, 2012 & 2014, Region 2 - New York

    data.cdc.gov | Last Updated 2016-09-14T12:56:15.000Z

    Source for 2012 national data: National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), 2012. Source for 2014 national data: National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), 2014. Source for 2012 state data: State Observational Survey of Seat Belt Use, 2012. Source for 2014 state data: Seat Belt Use in 2014- Use Rates in the States and Territories

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    State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) Target Areas by Census Tract

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-09-08T21:50:42.000Z

    Listing of SONYMA target areas by US Census Bureau Census Tract or Block Numbering Area (BNA). The State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) targets specific areas designated as ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ for its homeownership lending programs. Each state designates ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ with the approval of the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). SONYMA identifies its target areas using US Census Bureau census tracts and block numbering areas. Both census tracts and block numbering areas subdivide individual counties. SONYMA also relates each of its single-family mortgages to a specific census tract or block numbering area. New York State identifies ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ using census tract numbers. 26 US Code § 143 (current through Pub. L. 114-38) defines the criteria that the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development uses in approving designations of ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ as: i) the condition of the housing stock, including the age of the housing and the number of abandoned and substandard residential units, (ii) the need of area residents for owner-financing under this section, as indicated by low per capita income, a high percentage of families in poverty, a high number of welfare recipients, and high unemployment rates, (iii) the potential for use of owner-financing under this section to improve housing conditions in the area, and (iv) the existence of a housing assistance plan which provides a displacement program and a public improvements and services program. The US Census Bureau’s decennial census last took place in 2010 and will take place again in 2020. While the state designates ‘areas of chronic economic distress,’ the US Department of Housing and Urban Development must approve the designation. The designation takes place after the decennial census.