Skillman 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.
IndexSkillmanNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index176125100
IndexSkillmanNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index111112100
Groceries index104105100
Health care index107104100
Housing index329158100
Transportation index111112100
Utilities index115115100

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  • The cost of living in Skillman is 41% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Skillman is 76% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Skillman is 229% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 30% 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$133,068$11,089$3,105$3,992
Renters$0$0$0$0

New Jersey Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Jersey6.625%12.875%

New Jersey Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New Jersey1.4%8.97%

Goods & Services

ItemSkillmanNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$16.0918.1%
Beauty Salon $36.33$37.332.7%
Toothpaste $2.12$2.4513.2%
Shampoo $1.06$1.005.9%
Movie $11.68$10.2813.6%
Bowling $4.98$4.931.0%

Groceries

ItemSkillmanNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.45$3.809.4%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.405.0%
Milk $2.24$2.0111.4%
Potatoes $2.99$3.010.7%
Pizza $8.59$9.8913.1%
Beer $9.46$8.906.3%

Health Care

ItemSkillmanNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.67$102.166.4%
Doctor $93.87$108.3613.4%
Dentist $115.62$92.5325.0%
Ibuprofen $8.39$9.289.6%
Lipitor $465.46$425.829.3%

Housing

ItemSkillmanNational avg.Difference
Home Price $608,100.00$184,700.00229.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,644.65$1,202.4436.8%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemSkillmanNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.36$2.245.0%
Tire Balancing $57.32$46.2923.8%

Utilities

ItemSkillmanNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$188.22$165.9613.4%
Phone $33.50$28.6816.8%
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.
Zarephath, NJ811010%
Newtown CDP, PA25094-6%
Trenton, NJ84,55997-3%
Rossmoor, NJ2,9041000%
Clearbrook Park, NJ3,11411010%
Skillman, NJ21117676%

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Silver City, NV21111010%
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San Jon, NM21170-30%
Lakota, IA21174-26%
Skillman, NJ21117676%
Source: The Skillman, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.