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.
Source: Sperling’s Best Places 2021

Those who live in Cayuga County enjoy a cost of living that is 18% lower than the national average and 38.5% lower than the state average.

According to recent data derived from the U.S. Census, the City of Auburn, NY had a median gross rental cost of $754/month ($9,048 annual) and a median household income of $44,049 for a rent-to-income ratio of 20.54% (general recommendations are that a renter’s rent should cost no more than 30% of their annual income).

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