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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In New Jersey 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score52
  • Bridgeton, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,209
61
  • Crestwood Village, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
68
  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,570
59
  • Camden, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 76,005
  • Camden, NJ may have once been an industrial center and a decent city, unfortunately those days appear to be long gone. I visited Camden, NJ in 2009 for about three days. I also lived in NJ my entire life
52
  • Trenton, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,559
  • I have lived in Trenton for five years, and I could not imagine living in another place. There are so many friendly people in the city, but it's very crowded. You have to know where to go at the right
46
  • Millville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,399
56
  • Lindenwold, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,482
66
  • Pennsville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,421
53
  • Paulsboro, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,009
55
  • Carneys Point, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,096
67
  • Gloucester City, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,357
60
  • Vineland, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,876
  • I have lived 32 of my 40 years in Vineland and it has gone down hill. Trying to find a place that is affordable to live and a decent paying job to support my 2 children plus have a good education is near
62
  • Villas, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,953
59
  • Pine Hill, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,472
62
  • Holiday City-Berkeley, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,824
63
  • Bellmawr, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,503
64
  • Somers Point, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,686
52
  • Wildwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,192
70
  • Washington, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,489
64
  • Somerdale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,362
59
  • Burlington, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,850
61
  • Woodbury, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,024
62
  • Runnemede, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,394
53
  • Browns Mills, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,983
59
  • Keansburg, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,904
69
  • Stratford, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,021
56
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,306
55
  • Pleasantville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,532
66
  • Clayton, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,386
62
  • Palmyra, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,299
72
  • Pitman, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,916
66
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,195
58
  • Williamstown, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,170
72
  • Barrington, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,831
70
  • Newton, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,982
72
  • Audubon, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,748
55
  • East Orange, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,621
  • In August of 2009, I visited East Orange, New Jersey to visit a client with Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo is one of the largest employers in East Orange and my business contacts there had been
75
  • Echelon, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,920
53
  • Roselle, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,507
64
  • Pomona, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,442
60
  • Cape May Court House, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,492
51
  • Newark, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 280,139
  • I lived in Newark for one year while doing some internships for financial companies in the downtown district. I've resided in the historic Ironnbound neighborhood and definitely appreciated the character
64
  • Absecon, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,438
75
  • Twin Rivers, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,034
73
  • Berlin, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,620
64
  • Mystic Island, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,903
69
  • White Horse, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,558
57
  • Plainfield, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,578
  • I previously had the opportunity to live in Plainfield, NJ for five years as a young adult leaving home for the first time. I chose Plainfield, NJ as a fairly decent commute to Princeton. Although I
58
  • Paterson, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 146,894
  • I lived in Paterson for three years. It is truly a melting pot of cultures, allowing me to make friends from nearly every major cultural community. As third largest city in New Jersey, Paterson is a
57
  • Smithville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,866

Finding an affordable place to live in New Jersey is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in New Jersey that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in New Jersey. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of New Jersey.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in New Jersey with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in New Jersey, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in New Jersey, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.