St. James, NY Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
147
St. James's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
225 out of 338
In New York
5,772 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 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 #5,776 most affordable out of the 6,522 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 Cost of Living Vs. NY

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.

$459,600
Median Home Value
$1,808
Median Rent
$115,580
Median Income
Statistic St. James New York United States
Median Home Value $459,600 $313,700 $217,500
Median Rent $1,808 $1,280 $1,062
Median Income $115,580 $68,486 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.0x 4.6x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.22x 0.2x

Detailed St. James Services Costs Vs. New York

Item St. James New York
Shampoo $0.96 $1.01
Movie $13.9 $10.72
Bowling $17.0 $13.86

Detailed St. James Groceries Costs Vs. New York

Item St. James New York
Ground Beef $4.57 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.89 $1.4
Milk $2.15 $1.96

Detailed St. James Health Costs Vs. New York

Item St. James New York
Haircut $30.6 $17.49
Beauty Salon $59.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.05 $2.32

Detailed St. James Transportation Costs Vs. New York

Item St. James New York
Potatoes $3.99 $3.18
Pizza $9.39 $10.39
Beer $9.89 $9.23
Optometrist $133.0 $106.34
Doctor $128.0 $115.25
Dentist $131.0 $98.38

Detailed St. James Utilities Costs Vs. New York

Item St. James New York
Gasoline $2.98 $2.59
Tire Balancing $69.96 $48.9
All Electricity $242.33 $167.6
Phone $174.02 $163.42

St. James SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
6
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
3

Cost Of Living In Cities Around St. James

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. St. James
Commack, NY 36,953 153 1.0x
Centereach, NY 31,493 141 1.0x
Plainview, NY 26,453 157 1.1x
Smithtown, NY 26,260 150 1.0x
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 20,667 136 0.9x
Syosset, NY 19,453 178 1.2x
Bethpage, NY 17,627 148 1.0x
Huntington, NY 17,420 166 1.1x
South Farmingdale, NY 15,229 149 1.0x
Nesconset, NY 13,293 151 1.0x

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