Greentree 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.
IndexGreentreeNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index131131100
IndexGreentreeNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index115118100
Groceries index117116100
Health care index99111100
Housing index168166100
Transportation index117118100
Utilities index121110100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Greentree, NJ is shown above. Compared to the state average of New Jersey the cost of living index in Greentree, NJ is 131, which is equal to the average in New Jersey and compared to the national average it is 31% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Greentree, NJ goods and services come in at 3% lower than the average in New Jersey and are 15% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Greentree is equal to the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Greentree is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greentree is 68% 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)
The affordability of the housing market in Greentree, NJ as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Greentree, NJ homeowners, the median income is $114,972. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,683 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $54,384. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,269 used for their rent related monthly costs.

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 considering the overall cost of living expenses in Greentree, NJ, it's important to take into account the sales tax for New Jersey, as well as the rate for income tax in New Jersey. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for New Jersey is 7%, and the sales tax in the state of New Jersey is 7%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in New Jersey starts from 1.4% and goes up to 8.97%.

Goods & Services

ItemGreentreeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $52.00$34.6849.9%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $10.75$9.878.9%
Bowling $5.04$4.3914.8%


ItemGreentreeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $10.74$9.2416.2%
Beer $8.39$8.632.8%

Health Care

ItemGreentreeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.00$99.786.2%
Doctor $118.75$105.0313.1%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.89$9.415.1%
Lipitor $200.00$298.5033.0%


ItemGreentreeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $297,600.00$175,700.0069.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,419.25$1,081.0331.3%
Apartment Rent $1,508.00$920.0063.9%


ItemGreentreeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.46$2.0917.6%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%


ItemGreentreeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.98$170.809.5%
Phone $38.50$28.2636.3%
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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Pine Valley, NJ211515%
Arcadia University, PA62311515%
Tavistock, NJ911515%
Audubon Park, NJ1,05196-4%
Camden, NJ77,294100-0%
Greentree, NJ11,52913131%

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Greentree, NJ11,52913131%
Source: The Greentree, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.