Succasunna 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.
IndexSuccasunnaNew JerseyNational
Cost of living indexn/a125100
IndexSuccasunnaNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index111111100
Groceries index104105100
Health care index107104100
Housing indexn/a158100
Transportation index111112100
Utilities index115115100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Succasunna, NJ is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Succasunna, NJ enjoy a cost of living index of n/a. This index is equal to the New Jersey average, and equal to the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Succasunna, NJ, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in New Jersey, and it is 11% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Succasunna is equal to the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Succasunna is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Succasunna is equal to 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)
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Succasunna, 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 Succasunna, NJ homeowners, is $123,618. This would allow for a maximum of $2,884 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $0 which would result in a maximum of $0 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Succasunna, NJ is the New Jersey sales tax and New Jersey income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The New Jersey sales tax rate is 6.625% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 12.875%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The New Jersey income tax rates range from 1.4% to 8.97%.

Goods & Services

ItemSuccasunnaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$16.0318.5%
Beauty Salon $36.33$37.372.8%
Toothpaste $2.12$2.4412.8%
Shampoo $1.06$1.005.9%
Movie $11.68$10.2514.0%
Bowling $4.98$4.940.9%


ItemSuccasunnaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.45$3.799.0%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.395.4%
Milk $2.24$2.0011.7%
Potatoes $2.99$3.000.4%
Pizza $8.59$9.8312.6%
Beer $9.46$8.886.5%

Health Care

ItemSuccasunnaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.67$101.836.7%
Doctor $93.87$108.3113.3%
Dentist $115.62$92.2125.4%
Ibuprofen $8.39$9.289.6%
Lipitor $465.46$424.439.7%


ItemSuccasunnaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $387,400.00$184,700.00109.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,644.65$1,201.8036.8%
Apartment Rent $1,647.00$949.0073.6%


ItemSuccasunnaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.36$2.245.0%
Tire Balancing $57.32$46.1624.2%


ItemSuccasunnaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$188.22$165.4213.8%
Phone $33.50$28.7116.7%
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.
Vienna, NJ1,023n/a 
Fanwood, NJ7,530n/a 
Panther Valley, NJ3,457n/a 
Budd Lake, NJ9,037n/a 
Allamuchy, NJ153n/a 
Succasunna, NJ8,874n/a 

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Quakertown, PA8,869n/a 
Molalla, OR8,867n/a 
Succasunna, NJ8,874n/a 
Source: The Succasunna, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.