West Side 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.
IndexWest SideJersey CityNew Jersey
Cost of living index138146127
IndexWest SideJersey CityNew Jersey
Goods & Services index148148114
Groceries index128128104
Health care index115115100
Housing index140168166
Transportation index134134107
Utilities index127127110

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  • The cost of living in West Side is 9% higher than the Jersey City average.
  • The cost of living in West Side is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Side is 40% 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)
Household$51,988$4,332$1,213$1,560

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%

Goods & Services

ItemJersey CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $24.02$15.5654.3%
Beauty Salon $64.92$36.1179.8%
Toothpaste $4.50$2.4782.1%
Shampoo $1.67$0.9673.1%
Movie $14.89$10.1347.1%
Bowling $13.06$4.74175.8%

Groceries

ItemJersey CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.10$3.9853.2%
Fried Chicken $2.04$1.4144.7%
Milk $2.45$2.0618.7%
Potatoes $3.78$2.9826.8%
Pizza $12.14$9.4728.1%
Beer $13.06$8.7948.6%

Health Care

ItemJersey CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.66$101.045.6%
Doctor $105.00$107.442.3%
Dentist $125.00$90.4238.2%
Ibuprofen $9.99$9.287.7%
Lipitor $435.07$426.502.0%

Housing

ItemJersey CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $323,800.00$175,700.0084.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $5,496.82$1,133.23385.1%
Apartment Rent $1,187.00$920.0029.0%

Transportation

ItemJersey CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.31$1.9916.1%
Tire Balancing $79.33$45.7673.4%

Utilities

ItemJersey CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$232.72$163.8142.1%
Phone $30.77$28.398.4%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Orange, NJ64,53811313%
Newark, NJ278,75011515%
Roselle, NJ21,34811515%
Perth Amboy, NJ51,72711717%
Silver Lake, NJ3,59411919%
Jersey City, NJ255,86114646%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Fort Wayne, IN255,78484-16%
Chula Vista, CA253,03113333%
Buffalo, NY259,95980-20%
Orlando, FL250,22496-4%
St. Petersburg, FL248,42994-6%
Jersey City, NJ255,86114646%
Source: The West Side, Jersey City, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.