Union City, NJ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
Union City's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
161 out of 247
In New Jersey
5,436 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 Union City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Union City, NJ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Union City has an overall cost of living index of 135 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Union City ranks as #5,440 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Union City ranks as the #966 most expensive place in the Garden State.

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Union City Cost Of Living Vs. New Jersey

Living Expense Union City New Jersey National Average
Overall 135 123 100
Services 136 111 100
Groceries 142 110 100
Health 110 102 100
Housing 145 158 100
Transportation 128 110 100
Utilities 111 100 100
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Union City Cost of Living Vs. NJ

Union City, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Union City New Jersey United States
Median Home Value $340,800 $335,600 $217,500
Median Rent $1,225 $1,334 $1,062
Median Income $48,992 $82,545 $62,843
Home Value To Income 7.0x 4.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.3x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Union City Services Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Union City New Jersey
Shampoo $1.65 $1.01
Movie $16.32 $10.72
Bowling $20.4 $13.86

Detailed Union City Groceries Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Union City New Jersey
Ground Beef $6.45 $3.9
Fried Chicken $2.44 $1.4
Milk $2.76 $1.96

Detailed Union City Health Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Union City New Jersey
Haircut $23.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $60.52 $38.17
Toothpaste $4.4 $2.32

Detailed Union City Transportation Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Union City New Jersey
Potatoes $3.24 $3.18
Pizza $12.3 $10.39
Beer $11.99 $9.23
Optometrist $108.08 $106.34
Doctor $106.72 $115.25
Dentist $124.43 $98.38

Detailed Union City Utilities Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Union City New Jersey
Gasoline $2.81 $2.59
Tire Balancing $80.22 $48.9
All Electricity $197.5 $167.6
Phone $186.69 $163.42

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