Cost of Living in McGuire AFB, New Jersey

Cost of Living in McGuire AFB, New Jersey

McGuire AFB is a Census-designated place in Burlington County, New Jersey, with a population of 5,246. The total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities for a single adult in McGuire AFB is $41,798 a year — about the same as the annual cost of living for New Jersey of $41,884 and greater than the national figure of $38,433.

Using cost of living data from the nonprofift think tank Economic Policy Institute, 24/7 Wall St. estimated the cost of living in McGuire AFB and over 29,000 other cities and towns in the US.

Transportation Costs in McGuire AFB, New Jersey

Transportation can also be a significant component of cost of living. In McGuire AFB, 92.00% of commuters drive to work, compared to 85.5% of commuters nationwide. An estimated 64.60% of workers commute to jobs outside of McGuire AFB, a larger share than the 43.7% share of commuters nationwide who live and work in different cities. The average commute in McGuire AFB is 15.5 minutes long, compared to the 26.6-minute average commute nationwide. Taking into account the cost of gas, as well as public transit and car maintenance, the EPI estimates that a single person in McGuire AFB spends $10,080 a year on transportation, about the same as the national average of $9,760.

Health Care Costs in McGuire AFB, New Jersey

Out-of-pocket health care costs and insurance premiums — assuming at least a basic level of health insurance coverage — are closely in line with the national average in McGuire AFB and also in line with what they are across New Jersey as a whole.

For a single adult living in the area, average health care costs come out to $4,147 per year, compared to an average of $4,273 across New Jersey and $4,266 nationwide.

Child care Costs in McGuire AFB, New Jersey

For families with children, child care adds thousands of dollars to overall annual spending. In McGuire AFB, the average annual cost of child care for two children — one 4 year old and one 8 year old — is $18,322, about $500 less than the comparable average of $18,864 across all of New Jersey. Meanwhile, across the U.S. as a whole, childcare expenses for two children averages $15,853 per year.

Food Costs in McGuire AFB, New Jersey

Food is another every day expense that has a significant impact on overall cost of living. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that the cost of food varies from city to city and town to town.

In McGuire AFB, a single adult spends an average of $3,111 on food annually, and a family of four spends $8,986 on average. For context, average annual food expenditure across New Jersey and the U.S., respectively, are $3,433 and $3,240 for a single adult, and $9,914 and $9,354 for a family of four. These estimates are calculated for a nutritionally adequate diet of food purchased at a grocery store for at-home preparation.

Taxes in McGuire AFB, New Jersey

Few expenses vary as much from city to city and town to town as taxes. Accounting for state and federal income taxes, as well as Social Security contributions and Medicare payroll taxes, the average adult working in McGuire AFB, New Jersey pays $6,805 annually — closely in line with the statewide average of $6,840.

It is important to note that these calculations do not include other common taxes such as property, sales, and excise taxes. Accounting for these taxes, while excluding taxes levied at the federal level, McGuire AFB residents live in a state with a high average tax burden. Per capita state tax collections in New Jersey total $3,970 per year, compared to the $3,151 average across all states.


To estimate the cost of housing, food, transportation, health care, child care, taxes, and other necessities, 24/7 Wall St. assigned county-level Economic Policy Institute data to cities, towns, villages and Census-designated places based on boundary definitions from the U.S. Census Bureau. For places that span multiple counties, data was aggregated based on the percentage of boundary overlap.

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