Wildwood Crest 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.
IndexWildwood CrestNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index129125100
IndexWildwood CrestNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index103112100
Groceries index106105100
Health care index92104100
Housing index193158100
Transportation index93112100
Utilities index103115100

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  • The cost of living in Wildwood Crest is 3% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Wildwood Crest is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Wildwood Crest is 93% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 30% 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$71,471$5,956$1,668$2,144
Renters$37,905$3,159$884$1,137

New Jersey Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Jersey6.625%12.875%

New Jersey Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemWildwood CrestNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.22$16.0917.8%
Beauty Salon $36.17$37.333.1%
Toothpaste $2.82$2.4515.2%
Shampoo $1.07$1.006.9%
Movie $11.75$10.2814.3%
Bowling $4.69$4.934.9%

Groceries

ItemWildwood CrestNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.33$3.8013.9%
Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.2%
Milk $2.00$2.010.6%
Potatoes $4.21$3.0139.7%
Pizza $10.24$9.893.6%
Beer $8.99$8.901.0%

Health Care

ItemWildwood CrestNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $129.00$102.1626.3%
Doctor $84.33$108.3622.2%
Dentist $84.61$92.538.6%
Ibuprofen $9.74$9.285.0%
Lipitor $405.33$425.824.8%

Housing

ItemWildwood CrestNational avg.Difference
Home Price $424,800.00$184,700.00130.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,043.58$1,202.4413.2%
Apartment Rent $1,000.00$949.005.4%

Transportation

ItemWildwood CrestNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.20$2.241.8%
Tire Balancing $38.67$46.2916.5%

Utilities

ItemWildwood CrestNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.84$165.9612.6%
Phone $26.64$28.687.1%
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, NJ2,47494-6%
Burleigh, NJ39297-3%
Villas, NJ8,9531033%
Wildwood, NJ5,1921055%
North Cape May, NJ2,8501066%
Wildwood Crest, NJ3,21012929%

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Homer, NY3,21089-11%
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K. I. Sawyer, MI3,20978-22%
Rockwood, MI3,20989-11%
Wildwood Crest, NJ3,21012929%
Source: The Wildwood Crest, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.