St. James, NY Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-08
St. James's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means St. James is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in St. James, NY?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, St. James has an overall cost of living index of 147 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New York, St. James has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than New York's index of 117.

The standard of living in St. James ranks as #5776 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in New York. By definition, that implies St. James ranks as the #630 most expensive place in the Empire State.

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St. James Cost Of Living Vs. New York

Living Expense St. James New York National Average
Overall 147 117 100
Services 123 108 100
Groceries 110 108 100
Health 117 101 100
Housing 209 145 100
Transportation 124 102 100
Utilities 123 97 100
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St. James, NY Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in New York, 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 St. James New York United States
Median Home Value $447,800 $302,200 $204,900
Median Rent $1,775 $1,240 $1,023
Median Income $109,493 $65,323 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.1x 4.6x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.23x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around St. James

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. St. James
Commack, NY 36,936 153 1.0x
Centereach, NY 32,028 141 1.0x
Smithtown, NY 26,298 150 1.0x
Plainview, NY 25,902 157 1.1x
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 20,780 136 0.9x
Syosset, NY 19,559 178 1.2x
Huntington, NY 17,341 166 1.1x
Bethpage, NY 17,215 148 1.0x
South Farmingdale, NY 14,953 149 1.0x
Nesconset, NY 13,893 151 1.0x

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