One major cities in Upstate New York, Buffalo ranks the lowest in cost of living, according to research from the Economic Policy Institute in Washington D.C.

According to WKBW A family of four, with two adults and two children, could maintain a "modest yet adequate" standard of living in Buffalo for $7,339 per month or $88,071 per year. For comparison, the closest city to those numbers upstate is Rochester where the same standard of living could be maintained for $7,775 per month or $93,296 per year.

Check out this family budget calculator
which will show you what it estimates different sized families need to make in order to have a modest standard of living in locations across the country.

Honestly being from buffalo I do not think this is too accurate. my rent is not $799 but maybe yours is!

Here's how expensive the yearly cost of living is for a family of four in different cities across the state:

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls: $88,071
Rochester: $93,296
Binghamton: $94,082
Syracuse: $96,173
Albany: $101,855
New York: $124,129