Residents of Cayuga County enjoy a lower cost of living in comparison to the rest of New York and the nation as a whole. This allows residents more freedom to take advantage of the county’s and region’s many assets, from recreational opportunities to higher education.

Cost of living based on US average index of 100.

According to recent data derived from the U.S. Census on over 25,000 U.S. cities, the City of Auburn, NY, had an average annual rental cost of $9,600 and a median household income of $51,709 for a rent-to-income ratio of 18.57% (general recommendations are that a renter’s rent should cost no more than 30% of their annual income).