Harrington Park 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.
IndexHarrington ParkNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index166127100
IndexHarrington ParkNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index114114100
Groceries index106104100
Health care index100100100
Housing index297166100
Transportation index107107100
Utilities index109110100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Harrington Park, NJ is shown above. Compared to the state average of New Jersey the cost of living index in Harrington Park, NJ is 166, which is 31% higher than the average in New Jersey and compared to the national average it is 66% 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 Harrington Park, NJ goods and services come in at equal to the average in New Jersey and are 14% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Harrington Park is 31% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Harrington Park is 66% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Harrington Park is 197% 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$137,679$11,473$3,212$4,131
Renters$50,972$4,248$1,189$1,529
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Harrington Park, 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 Harrington Park, NJ homeowners have a median income of $137,679. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $3,212 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $50,972, which means there is a maximum of $1,189 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Harrington Park, NJ you will want to make sure you consider both the New Jersey sales tax and the New Jersey income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in New Jersey is 7%, with the highest surtax being 7%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in New Jersey have a range from 1.4% to 8.97%.

Goods & Services

ItemHarrington ParkNational 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

ItemHarrington ParkNational 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

ItemHarrington ParkNational 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

ItemHarrington ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $608,500.00$175,700.00246.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,788.76$1,133.2357.8%
Apartment Rent $1,685.00$920.0083.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemHarrington ParkNational 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.
Greenville, NY5731033%
Silver Lake, NJ3,59411919%
Paterson, NJ146,34111919%
Mount Ivy, NY6,92612020%
Haledon, NJ8,39712121%
Harrington Park, NJ4,73616666%

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Harrington Park, NJ4,73616666%
Source: The Harrington Park, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.