West Long Branch, NJ Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in West Long Branch, NJ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, West Long Branch has an overall cost of living index of 150 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New Jersey, West Long Branch has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than New Jersey's index of 123.

The standard of living in West Long Branch ranks as #5835 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies West Long Branch ranks as the #571 most expensive place in the Garden State.

West Long Branch Cost Of Living Vs. New Jersey

Living Expense West Long Branch New Jersey National Average
Overall 150 123 100
Services 136 111 100
Groceries 142 110 100
Health 110 102 100
Housing 194 158 100
Transportation 128 110 100
Utilities 111 100 100
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West Long Branch, 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 West Long Branch New Jersey United States
Median Home Value $419,700 $327,900 $204,900
Median Rent $1,586 $1,295 $1,023
Median Income $104,566 $79,363 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.0x 4.1x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around West Long Branch

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Long Branch, NJ 30,611 140 0.9x
Old Bridge, NJ 23,607 126 0.8x
Tinton Falls, NJ 17,731 129 0.9x
West Freehold, NJ 13,759 135 0.9x
Freehold, NJ 11,855 121 0.8x
Strathmore, NJ 7,742 130 0.9x
Yorketown, NJ 6,565 143 1.0x
Lincroft, NJ 6,348 138 0.9x
Ramtown, NJ 6,076 131 0.9x
Little Silver, NJ 5,864 182 1.2x

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