Rutherford, NJ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
140
Rutherford's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
177 out of 247
In New Jersey
5,590 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 Rutherford is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Rutherford, NJ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Rutherford has an overall cost of living index of 140 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Rutherford ranks as #5,594 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Rutherford ranks as the #812 most expensive place in the Garden State.

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Rutherford Cost Of Living Vs. New Jersey

Living Expense Rutherford New Jersey National Average
Overall 140 123 100
Services 115 111 100
Groceries 110 110 100
Health 97 102 100
Housing 207 158 100
Transportation 112 110 100
Utilities 105 100 100
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Rutherford Cost of Living Vs. NJ

Rutherford, 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.

$473,500
Median Home Value
$1,440
Median Rent
$101,473
Median Income
Statistic Rutherford New Jersey United States
Median Home Value $473,500 $335,600 $217,500
Median Rent $1,440 $1,334 $1,062
Median Income $101,473 $82,545 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.7x 4.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Rutherford Services Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Rutherford New Jersey
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $12.98 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed Rutherford Groceries Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Rutherford New Jersey
Ground Beef $4.11 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.66 $1.4
Milk $2.15 $1.96

Detailed Rutherford Health Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Rutherford New Jersey
Haircut $20.6 $17.49
Beauty Salon $38.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.01 $2.32

Detailed Rutherford Transportation Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Rutherford New Jersey
Potatoes $3.39 $3.18
Pizza $11.99 $10.39
Beer $9.19 $9.23
Optometrist $106.0 $106.34
Doctor $91.0 $115.25
Dentist $102.0 $98.38

Detailed Rutherford Utilities Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Rutherford New Jersey
Gasoline $2.75 $2.59
Tire Balancing $61.4 $48.9
All Electricity $186.95 $167.6
Phone $177.03 $163.42

Rutherford SnackAbility

9.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Rutherford

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Rutherford
Passaic, NJ 70,019 123 0.9x
Secaucus, NJ 20,125 152 1.1x
Eastchester, NY 19,990 158 1.1x
North Arlington, NJ 15,677 129 0.9x
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 12,082 136 1.0x
Wallington, NJ 11,540 129 0.9x
Dobbs Ferry, NY 11,070 165 1.2x
East Rutherford, NJ 9,584 135 1.0x
Wood-Ridge, NJ 8,769 136 1.0x
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 7,921 165 1.2x

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