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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In New Jersey 2018

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  • Bridgeton, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,209
  • Living in Bridgeton, New Jersey puts me far away from tourists hitting the Jersey Shore but close enough to anything you could ever want in paradise. I can be at the best beaches in Cape May or Wildwood
62
  • Crestwood Village, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
68
  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,570
  • Lived here 4 yrs no diversity, lacks opportunity lacks diversity. No culture, main attraction is Pburg football, pork palooza’s and garage sales. Veryyy inexpensive
56
  • Camden, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 76,005
  • Camden, NJ may have once been an industrial center and a decent city, unfortunately those days appear to be long gone. I visited Camden, NJ in 2009 for about three days. I also lived in NJ my entire life
52
  • Trenton, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,559
  • I have lived in Trenton for five years, and I could not imagine living in another place. There are so many friendly people in the city, but it's very crowded. You have to know where to go at the right
52
  • Millville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,399
  • Not all of New Jersey is industrial or congested, I have found a piece of Jersey that is paradise for a number of reasons. Millville is located at the bottom of the state, and nothing like north Jersey
54
  • Lindenwold, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,482
  • I lived in Lindenwold, New Jersey when I was attending Rutgers in Stratford. I found a great apartment at King's Row Apartments, and I enjoyed living there! The shopping is good. I found a great deal in
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  • Pennsville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,421
  • Not too many people who even live in New Jersey can tell you where Pennsville is located, and that is fine by me. Living in Pennsville puts you in the lowermost western corner of the state, and it feels
56
  • Paulsboro, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,009
57
  • Carneys Point, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,096
67
  • Gloucester City, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,357
  • When my job relocated me to West New Jersey, I didn't want to live in a big city like Trenton or Camden. Luck for me the realtor found a house for sale in Gloucester City that was perfect. My
57
  • Vineland, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,876
  • I have lived 32 of my 40 years in Vineland and it has gone down hill. Trying to find a place that is affordable to live and a decent paying job to support my 2 children plus have a good education is near
57
  • Villas, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,953
63
  • Pine Hill, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,472
  • When I was getting ready to relocate some years back, many of my friends told me that one of the best areas in New Jersey was Pine Hill. I decided that living in Pine Hill would be worth a try. It's
59
  • Holiday City-Berkeley, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,824
  • I moved to Holiday City-Berkeley, New Jersey two years ago. It is a wonderful town in a great location! I am close to the beaches, and I love to walk the boardwalk. I bought a home in the 55 plus
66
  • Bellmawr, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,503
  • Bellmawr is a Small borough within Camden County. The town holds an average 11,400 residents. When it comes to politics, an average of 31% are registered as Democrats and 21% Republicans. The remaining
62
  • Somers Point, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,686
  • Somers Point is the oldest settlement in Atlantic County NJ. It was settled in 1693 by John Somers. The city was know as Somers Plantation, Somers Ferry and Somerset Plantation. John's son Robert built
49
  • Wildwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,192
66
  • Washington, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,489
64
  • Somerdale, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,362
64
  • Burlington, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,850
62
  • Woodbury, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,024
  • Woodbury, NJ is a great place to raise a family---with excellent schools that rank among the best in the country and an over all low-crime rate. All of our neighbors are friendly and keep a look out for
62
  • Runnemede, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,394
54
  • Browns Mills, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,983
  • Browns Mills is a small town in Pemberton Township in Burlington County. Browns Mills in in the Pine Barrens of NJ. The heart of the town is Mirror Lake. Summer is buzzing with people swimming, fishing
70
  • Stratford, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,021
56
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,306
  • Atlantic City is a good city in terms of amenities. It's full of casino's and restaurants and things to do, but unfortunately, this creates a massive pay gap and race gap. Living in Atlantic City is
54
  • Pleasantville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,532
  • I moved to Pleasantville, New Jersey, after leaving my position at work in Wyoming. I was in Atlantic City a year earlier and remember driving through Pleasantville to get to the airport. I love living
62
  • Keansburg, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,904
63
  • Clayton, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,386
66
  • Palmyra, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,299
71
  • Pitman, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,916
65
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,195
  • As many of you surely know, Glassboro, New Jersey is a town that is just south of Philadelphia. Living in Glassboro for so many years of my life has led me to deeply appreciate the culture of the area.
61
  • Williamstown, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,170
  • Williamstown is in the southern half of New Jersey and where I now call my home. Wharton State Forest and the Pine Barrens are a few miles from my home, the birthplace of the Jersey Devil. Living in
71
  • Barrington, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,831
64
  • Newton, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,982
69
  • Audubon, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,748
55
  • East Orange, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,621
  • In August of 2009, I visited East Orange, New Jersey to visit a client with Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo is one of the largest employers in East Orange and my business contacts there had been
76
  • Echelon, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,920
  • My job in Camden has me right on the Delaware River and minutes from Philadelphia, but I found the best place to call home in Echelon. This little-known city in New Jersey is east of Camden, but far
64
  • Roselle, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,507
  • When my job relocated me to the east coast, I knew I was not going to be able to afford to live in Manhattan. Luckily, my realtor found me a house in Roselle, New Jersey, literally miles from work and
62
  • Pomona, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,442
60
  • Cape May Court House, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,492
50
  • Newark, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 280,139
  • I lived in Newark for one year while doing some internships for financial companies in the downtown district. I've resided in the historic Ironnbound neighborhood and definitely appreciated the character
62
  • Absecon, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,438
77
  • Twin Rivers, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,034
68
  • Berlin, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,620
65
  • Mystic Island, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,903
70
  • White Horse, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,558
55
  • Plainfield, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,578
  • I previously had the opportunity to live in Plainfield, NJ for five years as a young adult leaving home for the first time. I chose Plainfield, NJ as a fairly decent commute to Princeton. Although I
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  • Paterson, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 146,894
  • I lived in Paterson for three years. It is truly a melting pot of cultures, allowing me to make friends from nearly every major cultural community. As third largest city in New Jersey, Paterson is a
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  • Smithville, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,866

Finding an affordable place to live in New Jersey is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in New Jersey that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in New Jersey. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of New Jersey.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in New Jersey with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in New Jersey, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in New Jersey, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.