Westwood, NJ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
158
Westwood's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average
209 out of 251
In New Jersey
5,974 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Westwood is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Westwood, NJ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Westwood has an overall cost of living index of 158 which is 1.6x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New Jersey, Westwood has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than New Jersey's index of 121.

The standard of living in Westwood ranks as #5,977 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Westwood ranks as the #441 most expensive place in the Garden State.

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Westwood Cost Of Living Vs. New Jersey

Living Expense Westwood New Jersey National Average
Overall 158 121 100
Services 134 107 100
Groceries 146 107 100
Health 110 100 100
Housing 219 160 100
Transportation 130 106 100
Utilities 99 98 100
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Westwood Cost of Living Vs. NJ

Westwood, 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.

$458,300
Median Home Value
$1,848
Median Rent
$127,847
Median Income
Statistic Westwood New Jersey United States
Median Home Value $458,300 $343,500 $229,800
Median Rent $1,848 $1,368 $1,096
Median Income $127,847 $85,245 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.6x 4.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Westwood Services Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Westwood New Jersey
Shampoo $1.67 $1.06
Movie $16.31 $10.68
Bowling $20.49 $14.67

Detailed Westwood Groceries Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Westwood New Jersey
Ground Beef $6.4 $4.22
Fried Chicken $2.65 $1.39
Milk $3.11 $2.05

Detailed Westwood Health Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Westwood New Jersey
Haircut $23.25 $18.62
Beauty Salon $60.79 $39.05
Toothpaste $4.42 $2.34

Detailed Westwood Transportation Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Westwood New Jersey
Potatoes $4.16 $3.29
Pizza $12.33 $10.62
Beer $12.01 $9.38
Optometrist $108.08 $108.57
Doctor $106.72 $116.17
Dentist $124.43 $99.13

Detailed Westwood Utilities Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Westwood New Jersey
Gasoline $2.62 $2.22
Tire Balancing $80.22 $50.07
All Electricity $157.7 $167.67
Phone $189.52 $175.64

Westwood SnackAbility

10
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
9
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Westwood

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Westwood
Paramus, NJ 26,403 159 1.0x
Eastchester, NY 19,911 163 1.0x
Mamaroneck, NY 19,247 165 1.0x
Hillsdale, NJ 10,317 162 1.0x
Park Ridge, NJ 8,721 165 1.0x
Oradell, NJ 8,126 168 1.1x
Briarcliff Manor, NY 7,695 175 1.1x
Emerson, NJ 7,606 159 1.0x
Tappan, NY 7,415 159 1.0x
Pleasantville, NY 7,256 164 1.0x

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