Bloomingdale 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.
IndexBloomingdaleNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index130127100
IndexBloomingdaleNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index114114100
Groceries index106104100
Health care index100100100
Housing index178166100
Transportation index107107100
Utilities index109110100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Bloomingdale, NJ cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New Jersey and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Bloomingdale, NJ is 130, which is 3% higher than the New Jersey average and 30% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Bloomingdale, NJ are equal to the average for New Jersey and 14% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Bloomingdale is 3% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Bloomingdale is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bloomingdale is 78% 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$93,306$7,776$2,177$2,799
Renters$53,722$4,477$1,253$1,612
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Bloomingdale, NJ, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Bloomingdale, NJ homeowners have a median income of $93,306. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,177 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $53,722, which means there is a maximum of $1,253 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Bloomingdale, NJ is the New Jersey sales tax and New Jersey income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The New Jersey sales tax rate is 7% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 7%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The New Jersey income tax rates range from 1.4% to 8.97%.

Goods & Services

ItemBloomingdaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.07$15.5635.3%
Beauty Salon $37.27$36.113.2%
Toothpaste $2.00$2.4719.2%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.6%
Movie $12.15$10.1320.0%
Bowling $4.22$4.7411.0%

Groceries

ItemBloomingdaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.70$3.987.2%
Fried Chicken $1.60$1.4113.9%
Milk $2.41$2.0616.8%
Potatoes $2.72$2.988.7%
Pizza $8.23$9.4713.1%
Beer $8.92$8.791.5%

Health Care

ItemBloomingdaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.67$101.0413.5%
Doctor $97.00$107.449.7%
Dentist $100.58$90.4211.2%
Ibuprofen $8.64$9.286.9%
Lipitor $377.50$426.5011.5%

Housing

ItemBloomingdaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $333,100.00$175,700.0089.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,788.76$1,133.2357.8%
Apartment Rent $1,386.00$920.0050.7%

Transportation

ItemBloomingdaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.95$1.992.3%
Tire Balancing $58.03$45.7626.8%

Utilities

ItemBloomingdaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.80$163.813.0%
Phone $33.50$28.3918.0%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Vernon Center, NJ2,0111088%
Sussex, NJ2,07011212%
Victory Gardens, NJ1,64611212%
Franklin, NJ4,99411313%
Hamburg, NJ3,22511414%
Bloomingdale, NJ7,80813030%

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Lamar, CO7,81079-21%
Cameron Park, TX7,81173-27%
Bloomingdale, NJ7,80813030%
Source: The Bloomingdale, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.