It’s easy to stretch your dollar in Buffalo, where the
costs of living and housing are well below national averages.
In Western New York, you can enjoy the perks of city living
without the hefty price tag. Our cost of living is 14 percent below
the national average, thanks to extremely affordable housing and a
healthy ratio of income to living costs.
Looking for safe, convenient, affordable neighborhoods? Western
New York boasts a wealth of them.
Our region is among the five most affordable housing markets in
the United States. The median price for a single family home is
one-third lower than the national median.
A wide range of housing options are available in urban, suburban
and small-town settings. Our housing market is as diverse as it is
affordable. Your options include:
- Downtown lofts
- Convenient-to-campus apartment complexes and rental homes
- Turn-of-the-century Victorians
- Suburban family homes in friendly neighborhoods
- Patio homes
- Waterfront condominiums
- Rural living
has ranked Buffalo as the most affordable city in America, while Sperling’s
Best Places counts Buffalo among the top five cities to
relocate to in America. Among the reasons cited: