What Things Cost in Westchester

County prices, from milk to movies.

Median home values in 2012

  • Westchester: $516,600
  • New Rochelle: $553,400
  • White Plains: $517,000
  • Port Chester: $437,000
  • Cortlandt: $428,000
  • Yonkers: $411,800

Median rent

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  • Westchester: $1,302
  • New Rochelle: $1,303
  • White Plains: $1,412
  • Port Chester: $1,402
  • Cortlandt: $1,325
  • Yonkers: $1,161

Cost Per Pupil In:

  • Scarsdale Union Free School District: $27,219
  • Katonah-Lewisboro School District: $27,876
  • Yonkers Public Schools: $19,604 
  • White Plains Public School District: $25,466

Movies/Entertainment

  • City Center 15: Cinema de Lux (White Plains): $12.25 (general admission), $16.25 (IMAX), $16.75 (3D), $17.25 (IMAX 3D) 
  • Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas (Elmsford): $12 (GA), $16.50 (3D)
  • Cross County Multiplex (Yonkers): $12.25 (GA), $16.75 (3D)
  • Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville): $12 (adult, non-member); $7.50 (child, non-member)
  • Westchester Broadway Theatre (Elmsford): Dinner and a show ranges between $54 and $80; weekday matinees $64

Dinner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills)

  • $208 for the “grazing, pecking, rooting” pairing
  • $148 for the “farmer’s feast” pairing 

Haircuts, etc., at Vasken Demirjian Salon (White Plains) 

  • Women’s haircuts begin at $85
  • Men’s begin at $60
  • A blow-dry begins at $40
  • Styling begins at $70
  • Updos begin at $125

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A round of golf at a County-owned club

  • Greens fees for an 18-hole weekend round without a park pass, $45; weekdays, with a park pass, $31
  • Cart rentals: $18 for 18 holes

Haircuts at Supercuts (White Plains)

  • Unisex haircut: $15.95
  • Seniors and children under 10: $13.95

Piano lessons

  • Forbes Music Company (White Plains): $20-$90 for a one-hour, private session (914-607-2605)
  • Harrison School of Music: $102 per hour (914-698-1500)
  • Westchester Home Music: $90-$110 per hour (914-262-5474)

Organic food (at Whole Foods Market in Port Chester) 

  • 1 gallon organic milk: $3.79
  • 1 gallon Organic Valley (Local) milk: $6.99
  • Large brown eggs:  $3.99
  • Vermont Bread Company whole-wheat bread: $4.50

Commuting to Grand Central from (monthly/weekly/one way, peak/one way, off-peak) 

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  • New Rochelle: $222/$71/$10/$7.50 
  • North White Plains: $249, $79.75/$11.25/$8.50
  • Croton-Harmon: $289/$92.50/$13/$9.75
  • Yonkers: $222/$71/$10/$7.50

SAT tutor/prep course

  • Kaplan Test Prep: from $299 for the online course to $1,099 unlimited prep for all tests (SAT, ACT, PSAT)
  • The Princeton Review: from $299 for “self-paced” online prep to $1,699 for an unlimited, 30-hour, small-group course