New York Affordability Project

Why is New York so expensive?

New York has an Affordability Crisis. Across every corner of the state, families are struggling to save, and to keep up with the cost of living in the Empire State. N.Y. has the 49th-ranked business climate in America. We’ve compiled these facts on affordability – and more – into concise, personalized reports for each region, which we term Affordability Crisis Reports. We’ve also made it easy for families to see how much New York is costing them, through our Affordability Calculator, and our Ridiculous Fee Generator. Keep reading below to learn more about the Affordability Crisis, what’s causing it, and what you can do to stop it!

Make New York More Affordable

Have you ever wondered just how much government takes from your pocket each year? With income, property, sales, and excise taxes it’s nearly impossible to add it all up. That’s why we created an online Affordability Calculator to see just how much you pay in taxes each year. Click the button above, and in less than five minutes you’ll see just how much New York costs you.

Illegal fees are government turning to highway robbery instead of doing their job and budgeting responsibly. State law requires fees to be connected to the cost of a service, but many municipalities are instead abusing fees to grab extra revenue. We’ve put together a collection of resources to help you learn about illegal fees in your local community, and what you can do to #FightTheFees.

Affordability in Your Area