Pine Lake 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.
IndexPine Lake ParkNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index118127100
IndexPine Lake ParkNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index113114100
Groceries index102104100
Health care index102100100
Housing index139166100
Transportation index106107100
Utilities index109110100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Pine Lake Park, NJ is shown above. Compared to the state average of New Jersey the cost of living index in Pine Lake Park, NJ is 118, which is 7% lower than the average in New Jersey and compared to the national average it is 18% 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 Pine Lake Park, NJ goods and services come in at 1% lower than the average in New Jersey and are 13% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pine Lake Park is 7% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Pine Lake Park is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pine Lake Park is 39% 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$78,293$6,524$1,827$2,349
Renters$33,889$2,824$791$1,017
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Pine Lake 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 Pine Lake Park, NJ homeowners have a median income of $78,293. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,827 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $33,889, which means there is a maximum of $791 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%
The New Jersey sales tax and New Jersey income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Pine Lake Park, NJ. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The New Jersey sales tax is 7% and the maximum surtax is 7%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The New Jersey income tax rates range from 1.4% to 8.97%.

Goods & Services

ItemPine Lake ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.80$15.5627.2%
Beauty Salon $31.53$36.1112.7%
Toothpaste $2.04$2.4717.4%
Shampoo $0.96$0.960.9%
Movie $12.25$10.1321.0%
Bowling $4.44$4.746.3%

Groceries

ItemPine Lake ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.72$3.986.7%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.411.2%
Milk $2.35$2.0613.9%
Potatoes $2.76$2.987.6%
Pizza $8.16$9.4713.8%
Beer $9.12$8.793.7%

Health Care

ItemPine Lake ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.60$101.043.5%
Doctor $88.87$107.4417.3%
Dentist $110.17$90.4221.8%
Ibuprofen $8.59$9.287.4%
Lipitor $389.54$426.508.7%

Housing

ItemPine Lake ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $249,300.00$175,700.0041.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,533.70$1,133.2335.3%
Apartment Rent $1,220.00$920.0032.6%

Transportation

ItemPine Lake ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$1.993.6%
Tire Balancing $59.07$45.7629.1%

Utilities

ItemPine Lake ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$168.73$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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cedar Glen West, NJ95583-17%
Cedar Glen Lakes, NJ1,52790-10%
Pine Ridge at Crestwood, NJ2,23992-8%
Crestwood Village, NJ7,70395-5%
Silver Ridge, NJ1,44798-2%
Pine Lake Park, NJ9,29511818%

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Pine Lake Park, NJ9,29511818%
Source: The Pine Lake 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.