Metuchen, NJ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
136
Metuchen's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
166 out of 247
In New Jersey
5,465 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Metuchen is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Metuchen, NJ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Metuchen has an overall cost of living index of 136 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New Jersey, Metuchen has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than New Jersey's index of 123.

The standard of living in Metuchen ranks as #5,469 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Metuchen ranks as the #938 most expensive place in the Garden State.

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Metuchen Cost Of Living Vs. New Jersey

Living Expense Metuchen New Jersey National Average
Overall 136 123 100
Services 114 111 100
Groceries 107 110 100
Health 104 102 100
Housing 197 158 100
Transportation 107 110 100
Utilities 104 100 100
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Metuchen Cost of Living Vs. NJ

Metuchen, NJ Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in New Jersey, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$437,400
Median Home Value
$1,541
Median Rent
$128,619
Median Income
Statistic Metuchen New Jersey United States
Median Home Value $437,400 $335,600 $217,500
Median Rent $1,541 $1,334 $1,062
Median Income $128,619 $82,545 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.4x 4.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.14x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Metuchen Services Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Metuchen New Jersey
Shampoo $1.09 $1.01
Movie $12.01 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed Metuchen Groceries Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Metuchen New Jersey
Ground Beef $3.85 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.49 $1.4
Milk $2.23 $1.96

Detailed Metuchen Health Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Metuchen New Jersey
Haircut $21.6 $17.49
Beauty Salon $40.8 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.99 $2.32

Detailed Metuchen Transportation Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Metuchen New Jersey
Potatoes $3.19 $3.18
Pizza $12.19 $10.39
Beer $9.19 $9.23
Optometrist $105.0 $106.34
Doctor $99.0 $115.25
Dentist $115.0 $98.38

Detailed Metuchen Utilities Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Metuchen New Jersey
Gasoline $2.72 $2.59
Tire Balancing $55.99 $48.9
All Electricity $184.0 $167.6
Phone $177.03 $163.42

Metuchen SnackAbility

10
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
3

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Metuchen

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Metuchen
Perth Amboy, NJ 51,678 116 0.9x
Westfield, NJ 29,877 170 1.2x
South Plainfield, NJ 23,956 128 0.9x
Woodbridge, NJ 18,768 122 0.9x
Avenel, NJ 18,592 120 0.9x
Iselin, NJ 18,175 125 0.9x
Colonia, NJ 17,801 128 0.9x
Fords, NJ 15,250 122 0.9x
Bradley Gardens, NJ 14,400 144 1.1x
Highland Park, NJ 13,883 129 0.9x

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