$1,060 Movers From Newark to St. Petersburg

Quick Answer: The cost to move from Newark, NJ to St. Petersburg, FL averages from $741 to $5,605 depending on how much you're moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the move yourself.

Hiring a full-service Newark moving company will be on the more expensive side, while renting a truck or moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Here's everything you need to know about your upcoming move to St. Petersburg, FL.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from St. Petersburg to Newark guide.

Moving from Newark to St. Petersburg resources

Moving 1,143 miles is no joke. Here's what you need to know.

How much does it cost to move from Newark to St. Petersburg?

Newark movers charge $120 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move Size Moving Company Moving Container Rental Truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,060 - $4,416 $821 - $2,194 $721 - $1,414
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,514 - $5,605 $1,578 - $2,943 $741 - $1,665
4+ bedrooms $3,936 - $7,420 $2,134 - $3,849 $989 - $1,930
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*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,143 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.

The cost to move from Newark to St. Petersburg will depend on:

  • Move size: The amount of items you have — as well as your home size and layout — will impact the total cost of your relocation.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Newark, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs Professional Mover: DIY moving services are usually cheaper but involve more work and stress compared to letting the pros handle your move.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Newark to St. Petersburg?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Newark to St. Petersburg will cost between $1,060 to $4,416. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $2,514 to $5,605, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Newark to St. Petersburg will cost from $3,936 to $7,420.

How much are moving container companies from Newark to St. Petersburg?

Moving containers from Newark to St. Petersburg will cost you $821 to $2,194 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,578 to $2,943. A larger home will cost $2,134 to $3,849.

How much is a moving truck from Newark to St. Petersburg?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $721 to $1,414. A larger move will cost $741 to $1,665, and a four-bedroom move from Newark to St. Petersburg costs from $989 to $1,930. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Newark to St. Petersburg moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Newark to St. Petersburg is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving Newark to St. Petersburg.

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If you're just trying to ship a few items, here are our picks for the best small load moving companies.

Pros and cons of moving from Newark to St. Petersburg

Cost of living: Newark vs St. Petersburg

Newark St. Petersburg
Average rent cost $2,100 $2,080
Average home value $429,995 $374,185
Average income (per capita) $41,335 $64,374
Cost of Living (single person) $1,926 $1,785
Cost of Living (family of 4) $4,008 $4,286
Unemployment rate 13.0% 5.0%
Sales Tax 6.63% 7.0%
State Income Tax 10.7% 0.0%
  • Rent prices are the same in St. Petersburg and Newark.
  • Home prices in St. Petersburg are 13.0% lower than in Newark.
  • Income in St. Petersburg is 55.7% higher than in Newark.
  • The cost of living for a single person in St. Petersburg is 7.3% lower than in Newark.
  • The cost of living for a family in St. Petersburg is 6.9% higher than in Newark.
  • The unemployment rate in St. Petersburg is 61.54% lower than in Newark.
  • Sales taxes in St. Petersburg are 5.58% higher than in Newark.
  • State income taxes in St. Petersburg are 100.00% lower than in Newark.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,780.37 in St. Petersburg to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Newark.

How is life different in Newark compared to St. Petersburg?

St. Petersburg Newark
Population 261,256 311,549
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 6 9
Walkability score 43 76
Bike friendliness score 59 51
Crime Index 33.46 74.37
Safety Index 57.0 25.63
Air Quality Good Good
  • St. Petersburg's population is about 16% less than Newark.
  • St. Petersburg's public transportation has a score of 6 out of 10 versus Newark's lower score of 9.
  • St. Petersburg is less walkable than Newark with a score of 43 out of 100 vs Newark's 76 out of 100.
  • St. Petersburg is more bike-friendly than Newark with a score of 59 out of 100 vs Newark's 51.
  • St. Petersburg's crime rate is lower than Newark with a score of 33.46 compared to Newark's 74.37. This means that St. Petersburg neighborhoods are safer than 33.46% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Newark neighborhoods are safer than 74.37%.
  • St. Petersburg is considered to be safer than Newark with a safety index of 57.0 vs Newark's 25.63.
  • Air quality in St. Petersburg is good, and in Newark it's good.

Considerations for moving to St. Petersburg

  • Weather: St. Petersburg has hot and humid summers and cool to mild winters..
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: Individuals and companies engaging in for-profit local and intrastate moving within the Sunshine State must register each year with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Division of Consumer Services. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Florida moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Florida does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forwarded to St. Petersburg. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Released Value Protection stands out as a cost-effective choice, provided by movers at no extra expense, although it comes with limited coverage. In this option, the mover's liability is capped at 60 cents per pound per article. To ensure comprehensive coverage matching the full value of your items, consult with your chosen moving company about alternative options or explore third-party insurance providers. Secure the best protection for your belongings during the move with these tailored coverage choices.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Newark movers

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4.96 overall rating
58 Jacobus Ave, Kearny, NJ, 07032
(973) 500-6050
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4.96 overall rating
234 16th St 2nd floor, Jersey City, NJ, 07310
(201) 656-6511

Visit our best long distance movers in Newark page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

Where to live in St. Petersburg

Now that you've decided to make the move to "Always in Season", these are the best neighborhoods to move to in St. Petersburg.

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • North Downtown
  • North Shore
  • Crescent Lake
  • Uptown
  • University Park

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Crescent Heights
  • Holiday Park
  • Euclid-St. Paul
  • Magnolia Heights
  • Snell Isle

What to do in St. Petersburg

These are some of the best things to do in your new Florida home.

  • Sunken Gardens
  • Fort De Soto Park
  • The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum)
  • Chihuly Collection
  • Boyd Hill Nature preserve
  • Saturday Morning Market
  • Weedon Island Preserve
  • Great Explorations Children’s Museum
  • Pass-A-Grille Beach
  • Mahaffey Theater

Get your sports on!

St. Petersburg is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:

FAQs about moving from Newark to St. Petersburg

When is the best time to move from Newark to St. Petersburg?

The best time to move from Newark to St. Petersburg is during the transitional seasons of spring or fall, considering the summer highs of 90ºF and the winter lows of 53ºF in St. Petersburg.

When is the cheapest time to move from Newark to St. Petersburg?

Because most people are moving from Newark to St. Petersburg in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the summer or winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

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