Cost of living in St. James research summary. The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in the United States. A cost of living index above 100 means St. James is expensive. An index value below 100 means the city is a relatively cheap place to live.
On a city-by-city basis in New York, home prices and rent have the biggest impact on the cost of living. Here are the key takeaways based on Saturday Night Science:
The cost of living index in St. James is 145, with 100 being the average.
The cost of living index in St. James is 1.4x higher than the national average.
St. James ranks as the #216 cheapest in New York out of 340.
St. James ranks as the #5,721 cheapest out of 6,412 in the US.
The median home value in St. James is $502,700.
The median income in St. James is $130,241.
According to the most recent data on the cost of living, St. James has an overall cost of living index of 145, which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to New York, St. James has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than New York's index of 126.
The standard of living in St. James ranks as #216 most affordable out of the 340 places we measured in New York. By definition, that implies St. James ranks as the #124 most expensive place in the Empire State.
For more reading on life in St. James, check out:
Six factors go into calculating the cost of living index in St. James. Here is how it fairs on each of the criteria:
The Services index in St. James is 121.
The Groceries index in St. James is 107.
The Health index in St. James is 117.
The Housing index in St. James is 208.
The Transportation index in St. James is 116.
The Utilities index in St. James is 132.
|Living Expense||St. James||New York||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in New York, so we broke down housing costs into more detail. Home and income data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2017-2021. The key points are:
The Median Home Value in St. James is $502,700.
The Median Rent in St. James is $1,787.
The Median Income in St. James is $130,241.
The Home Value To Income in St. James is 3.9x.
The Rent To Monthly Income in St. James is 0.16x.
|Statistic||St. James||New York||United States|
|Median Home Value||$502,700||$340,600||$244,900|
|Home Value To Income||3.9x||4.5x||3.5x|
|Rent To Monthly Income||0.16x||0.22x||0.2x|
The cost of living varies in the cities and towns around St. James. Here's a quick look at the cost of living in the most populous nearby places:
Commack, NY has a cost of living index of 153, 1.1x St. James.
Centereach, NY has a cost of living index of 142, 1.0x St. James.
Plainview, NY has a cost of living index of 155, 1.1x St. James.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. St. James|
|Lake Ronkonkoma, NY||18,214||137||0.9x|
|South Farmingdale, NY||15,009||146||1.0x|