According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Rockaway has an overall cost of living index of 122 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only New Jersey, Rockaway has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than New Jersey's index of 123.
The standard of living in Rockaway ranks as #4919 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Rockaway ranks as the #1487 most expensive place in the Garden State.
|Living Expense||Rockaway||New Jersey||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Rockaway||Westfield, NJ||30,086||170||1.4x||Dover, NJ||18,091||114||0.9x||Oakland, NJ||13,009||141||1.2x||Florham Park, NJ||11,672||162||1.3x||Franklin Lakes, NJ||10,883||206||1.7x||Lincoln Park, NJ||10,339||130||1.1x||White Meadow Lake, NJ||9,383||127||1.0x||Succasunna, NJ||8,681||131||1.1x||Boonton, NJ||8,302||126||1.0x||Mountainside, NJ||6,820||168||1.4x|