West Cape May cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexWest Cape MayNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index135127100
IndexWest Cape MayNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index105114100
Groceries index105104100
Health care index96100100
Housing index209166100
Transportation index95107100
Utilities index109110100

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  • The cost of living in West Cape May is 7% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in West Cape May is 35% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Cape May is 109% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey state income tax is 37% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$49,205$4,100$1,148$1,476
Renters$37,344$3,112$871$1,120

New Jersey Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Jersey7%7%

New Jersey Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New Jersey1.4%8.97%

Goods & Services

ItemWest Cape MayNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.33$15.5620.8%
Beauty Salon $33.33$36.117.7%
Toothpaste $2.63$2.476.2%
Shampoo $1.05$0.968.8%
Movie $11.67$10.1315.2%
Bowling $4.79$4.741.2%

Groceries

ItemWest Cape MayNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.77$3.9819.8%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4112.8%
Milk $2.02$2.062.3%
Potatoes $3.74$2.9825.3%
Pizza $9.61$9.471.4%
Beer $9.66$8.799.8%

Health Care

ItemWest Cape MayNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $131.00$101.0429.6%
Doctor $82.39$107.4423.3%
Dentist $88.34$90.422.3%
Ibuprofen $9.90$9.286.7%
Lipitor $434.08$426.501.8%

Housing

ItemWest Cape MayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $443,600.00$175,700.00152.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $861.28$1,133.2324.0%
Apartment Rent $997.00$920.008.4%

Transportation

ItemWest Cape MayNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$1.995.6%
Tire Balancing $43.80$45.764.3%

Utilities

ItemWest Cape MayNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$182.99$163.8111.7%
Phone $29.95$28.395.5%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Whitesboro, NJ2,07098-2%
Villas, NJ9,1991088%
Wildwood, NJ5,2551099%
Rio Grande, NJ2,35311010%
North Cape May, NJ2,86011111%
West Cape May, NJ85513535%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chamberino, NM85585-15%
Delton, MI85581-19%
Secretary, MD85598-2%
Hoagland, IN85589-11%
Livingston, IL85585-15%
West Cape May, NJ85513535%
Source: The West Cape May, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.