According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Raritan has an overall cost of living index of 129 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only New Jersey, Raritan has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than New Jersey's index of 121.
The standard of living in Raritan ranks as #5,224 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Raritan ranks as the #1,195 most expensive place in the Garden State.
|Living Expense||Raritan||New Jersey||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Raritan||Westfield, NJ||29,690||170||1.3x||Bradley Gardens, NJ||14,714||144||1.1x||Middlesex, NJ||13,606||123||1.0x||Somerville, NJ||12,139||122||0.9x||Florham Park, NJ||11,719||165||1.3x||Martinsville, NJ||11,384||155||1.2x||Bound Brook, NJ||10,254||120||0.9x||Manville, NJ||10,193||117||0.9x||Succasunna, NJ||9,367||134||1.0x||Bernardsville, NJ||7,641||164||1.3x|