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Overall 65%
Goods & Services 14%
Housing 193%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBrielleNew JerseyNational
Cost of living165123100
Goods & Services114111100
Groceries107110100
Health care104102100
Housing293158100
Transportation107110100
Utilities104100100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Brielle is 33% higher than the New Jersey average
  • The cost of living in Brielle is 65% higher than the national average
  • Brielle housing is 193% higher than the national average
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 30% higher than the national average
  • New Jersey state income tax is 43% 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$130,737$10,895$3,050$3,923
      Renters$0$0$0$0
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living in Brielle is by simply calculating the maximum that should be spent on housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The plan is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Brielle has a median income of about $130,737 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a maximum of $3,050 should be spent on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $0. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $0 on all rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      New Jersey Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      New Jersey6.625%12.625%

      New Jersey Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      New Jersey1.4%10.75%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBrielleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.60$17.4923.5%
      Beauty Salon $40.80$38.176.9%
      Toothpaste $1.99$2.3214.3%
      Shampoo $1.09$1.017.7%
      Movie $12.01$10.7212.0%
      Bowling $18.00$13.8629.9%

      Groceries

      ItemBrielleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.85$3.901.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.8%
      Milk $2.23$1.9613.6%
      Potatoes $3.19$3.180.2%
      Pizza $12.19$10.3917.3%
      Beer $9.19$9.230.4%

      Health Care

      ItemBrielleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $105.00$106.341.3%
      Doctor $99.00$115.2514.1%
      Dentist $115.00$98.3816.9%
      Ibuprofen $8.69$9.266.2%
      Lipitor $518.17$466.4711.1%

      Housing

      ItemBrielleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $608,000.00$184,700.00229.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,998.40$1,273.3256.9%
      Apartment Rent $1,970.00$949.00107.6%

      Transportation

      ItemBrielleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.72$2.595.1%
      Tire Balancing $55.99$48.9014.5%

      Utilities

      ItemBrielleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$184.00$167.609.8%
      Phone $177.03$163.428.3%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Cedar Glen West, NJ1,04083-17%
      Pine Ridge at Crestwood, NJ2,23692-8%
      Leisure Village, NJ4,16197-3%
      Leisure Village West, NJ3,2011000%
      Silver Ridge, NJ1,3211011%
      Brielle, NJ4,74516565%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      South Lebanon, OH4,7461044%
      Riverside, NY4,74797-3%
      Barling, AR4,74781-19%
      Veneta, OR4,7411099%
      Green Tree, PA4,7491011%
      Brielle, NJ4,74516565%
      Source: The Brielle, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.