Ramblewood 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.
IndexRamblewoodNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index128131100
IndexRamblewoodNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index115118100
Groceries index117116100
Health care index99111100
Housing index156166100
Transportation index117118100
Utilities index121110100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Ramblewood, NJ cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Ramblewood, NJ is 128, which is 3% lower than the New Jersey average and 28% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Ramblewood, NJ are 3% lower than the New Jersey average and 15% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Ramblewood is 3% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Ramblewood is 28% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ramblewood is 56% 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$99,942$8,329$2,332$2,999
Renters$80,379$6,698$1,875$2,412
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Ramblewood, NJ, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Ramblewood, NJ has a median income of about $99,942 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $2,332 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $80,379. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $1,875 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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 Ramblewood, 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

ItemRamblewoodNational 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

ItemRamblewoodNational 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

ItemRamblewoodNational 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

ItemRamblewoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $276,800.00$175,700.0057.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,419.25$1,081.0331.3%
Apartment Rent $1,395.00$920.0051.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemRamblewoodNational 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.

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Ramblewood, NJ5,99912828%

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Ramblewood, NJ5,99912828%
Source: The Ramblewood, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.