According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Ridgewood has an overall cost of living index of 178 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only New Jersey, Ridgewood has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than New Jersey's index of 123.
The standard of living in Ridgewood ranks as #6,191 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Ridgewood ranks as the #215 most expensive place in the Garden State.
|Living Expense||Ridgewood||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. Ridgewood||Fair Lawn, NJ||33,017||136||0.8x||Paramus, NJ||26,503||159||0.9x||Eastchester, NY||19,990||158||0.9x||Hawthorne, NJ||18,784||133||0.7x||Scarsdale, NY||17,837||267||1.5x||Glen Rock, NJ||11,780||165||0.9x||Waldwick, NJ||9,986||145||0.8x||North Haledon, NJ||8,437||141||0.8x||Briarcliff Manor, NY||7,616||174||1.0x||Midland Park, NJ||7,244||144||0.8x|