Cost of Living on LI: Alarming

A report by Reclaim New York states that while Long Islanders have a median income twice the national level, families here are still struggling to get by because of high property, income and sales taxes, as well as high costs of food, transportation and housing. (Newsday, 10/14/15)

“The system is really built against taxpayers,” said Reclaim NY’s Executive Director, Brandon Muir. According to the Tax Foundation of Washington, DC, the 2010 median property tax in Nassau was $9,289 and in Suffolk $7,768. The national average was only $2,043.

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