North Arlington 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.
IndexNorth ArlingtonNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index132131100
IndexNorth ArlingtonNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index115118100
Groceries index106116100
Health care index107111100
Housing index184166100
Transportation index111118100
Utilities index98110100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in North Arlington, NJ. As you can see, with the average cost of living in North Arlington, NJ being 132, that puts it 1% higher than the average of New Jersey and 32% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of North Arlington, NJ, the price of goods and services are 3% lower than the average of New Jersey as well as 15% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in North Arlington is 1% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in North Arlington is 32% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in North Arlington is 84% 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 percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in North Arlington, 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 North Arlington, NJ homeowners, is $103,294. This would allow for a maximum of $2,410 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $52,728 which would result in a maximum of $1,230 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 North Arlington, 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

ItemNorth ArlingtonNational 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%


ItemNorth ArlingtonNational 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

ItemNorth ArlingtonNational 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%


ItemNorth ArlingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $358,400.00$175,700.00104.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,790.20$1,081.0365.6%
Apartment Rent $1,249.00$920.0035.8%


ItemNorth ArlingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.17$2.093.7%
Tire Balancing $59.16$45.2930.6%


ItemNorth ArlingtonNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Orange, NJ64,53811313%
Newark, NJ278,75011414%
Roselle, NJ21,34811414%
Silver Lake, NJ3,59412323%
Paterson, NJ146,34111919%
North Arlington, NJ15,58713232%

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North Arlington, NJ15,58713232%
Source: The North Arlington, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.