Marlton 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.
IndexMarltonNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index121131100
IndexMarltonNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index115118100
Groceries index117116100
Health care index99111100
Housing index134166100
Transportation index117118100
Utilities index121110100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Marlton, NJ cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New Jersey and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Marlton, NJ is 121, which is 8% lower than the New Jersey average and 21% 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 Marlton, 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 Marlton is 8% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Marlton is 21% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marlton is 34% 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$92,819$7,735$2,166$2,785
Renters$51,540$4,295$1,203$1,546
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Marlton, NJ as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Marlton, NJ homeowners, is $92,819. This would allow for a maximum of $2,166 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $51,540 which would result in a maximum of $1,203 to be spent on rental 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 Marlton, 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

ItemMarltonNational 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%

Groceries

ItemMarltonNational 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

ItemMarltonNational 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%

Housing

ItemMarltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $242,000.00$175,700.0037.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,419.25$1,081.0331.3%
Apartment Rent $1,156.00$920.0025.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMarltonNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tavistock, NJ911515%
Pine Valley, NJ211515%
Arcadia University, PA62311515%
Audubon Park, NJ1,05196-4%
Camden, NJ77,294100-0%
Marlton, NJ10,39712121%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Berwick, PA10,39890-10%
Columbia, PA10,39992-8%
Nanticoke, PA10,39589-11%
Manchester, VA10,4021000%
Woods Cross, UT10,3891022%
Marlton, NJ10,39712121%
Source: The Marlton, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.