Perth Amboy, NJ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Perth Amboy'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 Perth Amboy is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Perth Amboy, NJ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Perth Amboy has an overall cost of living index of 116 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New Jersey, Perth Amboy has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than New Jersey's index of 123.

The standard of living in Perth Amboy ranks as #4571 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Perth Amboy ranks as the #1835 most expensive place in the Garden State.

Perth Amboy Cost Of Living Vs. New Jersey

Living Expense Perth Amboy New Jersey National Average
Overall 116 123 100
Services 114 111 100
Groceries 107 110 100
Health 104 102 100
Housing 131 158 100
Transportation 107 110 100
Utilities 104 100 100
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Perth Amboy, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Perth Amboy New Jersey United States
Median Home Value $255,100 $327,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,304 $1,295 $1,023
Median Income $53,011 $79,363 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.8x 4.1x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.3x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Perth Amboy

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Perth Amboy
Sayreville, NJ 44,285 121 1.0x
Westfield, NJ 30,086 170 1.5x
Carteret, NJ 23,682 120 1.0x
Woodbridge, NJ 19,190 122 1.1x
Avenel, NJ 18,831 120 1.0x
Iselin, NJ 18,274 125 1.1x
Colonia, NJ 17,734 128 1.1x
Fords, NJ 14,948 122 1.1x
Metuchen, NJ 13,858 136 1.2x
Middlesex, NJ 13,659 124 1.1x

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