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.
|Living Expense||St. James||New York||National Average|
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.
|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|