Robertsville 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.
IndexRobertsvilleNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index149127100
IndexRobertsvilleNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index113114100
Groceries index102104100
Health care index102100100
Housing index242166100
Transportation index106107100
Utilities index109110100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Robertsville, NJ cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New Jersey and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Robertsville, NJ is 149, which is 17% higher than the New Jersey average and 49% 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 Robertsville, NJ are 1% lower than the average for New Jersey and 13% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Robertsville is 17% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Robertsville is 49% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Robertsville is 142% 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$125,188$10,432$2,921$3,756
Renters$70,288$5,857$1,640$2,109
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Robertsville, NJ by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Robertsville, NJ have a median income of $125,188. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,921 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $70,288, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,640.

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 Robertsville, 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

ItemRobertsvilleNational 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

ItemRobertsvilleNational 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

ItemRobertsvilleNational 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

ItemRobertsvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $476,700.00$175,700.00171.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,533.70$1,133.2335.3%
Apartment Rent $1,591.00$920.0072.9%

Transportation

ItemRobertsvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$1.993.6%
Tire Balancing $59.07$45.7629.1%

Utilities

ItemRobertsvilleNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Zarephath, NJ01099%
Rossmoor, NJ2,81498-2%
Clearbrook Park, NJ2,48911111%
Concordia, NJ3,09211111%
Keansburg, NJ10,01111313%
Robertsville, NJ11,05514949%

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Chelsea, AL11,0511044%
Sierra Madre, CA11,06018888%
Robertsville, NJ11,05514949%
Source: The Robertsville, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.