Glen Rock 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.
IndexGlen RockNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index168131100
IndexGlen RockNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index115118100
Groceries index106116100
Health care index107111100
Housing index304166100
Transportation index111118100
Utilities index98110100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Glen Rock, NJ cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New Jersey and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Glen Rock, NJ is 168, which is 28% higher than the New Jersey average and 68% 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 Glen Rock, NJ are 3% lower than the average for New Jersey and 15% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Glen Rock is 28% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Glen Rock is 68% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Glen Rock is 204% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Glen Rock, NJ to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Glen Rock, NJ, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Glen Rock, NJ salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$158,446$13,204$3,697$4,754
Renters$56,389$4,699$1,316$1,692
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Glen Rock, NJ, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Glen Rock, NJ has a median income of about $158,446 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $3,697 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $56,389. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,316 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Glen Rock, NJ, the New Jersey income tax and the New Jersey sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The New Jersey maximum surtax is 7%, and the New Jersey sales tax is 7%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1.4% to 8.97% in New Jersey.

Goods & Services

ItemGlen RockNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$14.5930.2%
Beauty Salon $33.75$34.682.7%
Toothpaste $2.29$2.477.4%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $11.70$9.8718.6%
Bowling $4.55$4.393.6%

Groceries

ItemGlen RockNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.39$4.481.9%
Fried Chicken $1.99$1.4635.9%
Milk $2.77$2.3617.5%
Potatoes $3.39$3.0610.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.19$8.636.5%

Health Care

ItemGlen RockNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $91.25$99.788.5%
Doctor $90.00$105.0314.3%
Dentist $107.25$88.7020.9%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.410.8%
Lipitor $341.01$298.5014.2%

Housing

ItemGlen RockNational avg.Difference
Home Price $602,000.00$175,700.00242.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,790.20$1,081.0365.6%
Apartment Rent $1,961.00$920.00113.2%

Transportation

ItemGlen RockNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.093.7%
Tire Balancing $59.16$45.2930.6%

Utilities

ItemGlen RockNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.41$170.806.7%
Phone $29.75$28.265.3%
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.
East Orange, NJ64,53811313%
Silver Lake, NJ3,59412323%
Paterson, NJ146,34111919%
Haledon, NJ8,39712121%
Spring Valley, NY32,00712929%
Glen Rock, NJ11,78416868%

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Glen Rock, NJ11,78416868%
Source: The Glen Rock, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.