Plainfield, NJ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
115
Plainfield's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
54 out of 247
In New Jersey
4,500 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 Plainfield is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Plainfield, NJ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Plainfield has an overall cost of living index of 115 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New Jersey, Plainfield has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than New Jersey's index of 123.

The standard of living in Plainfield ranks as #4,502 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Plainfield ranks as the #1,904 most expensive place in the Garden State.

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Plainfield Cost Of Living Vs. New Jersey

Living Expense Plainfield New Jersey National Average
Overall 115 123 100
Services 114 111 100
Groceries 107 110 100
Health 104 102 100
Housing 126 158 100
Transportation 107 110 100
Utilities 104 100 100
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Plainfield Cost of Living Vs. NJ

Plainfield, 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.

$257,200
Median Home Value
$1,212
Median Rent
$56,339
Median Income
Statistic Plainfield New Jersey United States
Median Home Value $257,200 $335,600 $217,500
Median Rent $1,212 $1,334 $1,062
Median Income $56,339 $82,545 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.6x 4.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Plainfield Services Costs Vs. New Jersey

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

Detailed Plainfield Groceries Costs Vs. New Jersey

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

Detailed Plainfield Health Costs Vs. New Jersey

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

Detailed Plainfield Transportation Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Plainfield 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 Plainfield Utilities Costs Vs. New Jersey

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

Plainfield SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Plainfield

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Plainfield
Westfield, NJ 29,877 170 1.5x
South Plainfield, NJ 23,956 128 1.1x
North Plainfield, NJ 21,501 119 1.0x
Colonia, NJ 17,801 128 1.1x
Bradley Gardens, NJ 14,400 144 1.3x
Middlesex, NJ 13,662 124 1.1x
Florham Park, NJ 11,623 162 1.4x
Martinsville, NJ 11,586 155 1.3x
Boonton, NJ 8,398 126 1.1x
Fanwood, NJ 7,660 150 1.3x

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