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26%
Overall NAT. AVG.
3%
Goods & Services NAT. AVG.
78%
Housing NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; 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.
Index Brigantine New Jersey National
Cost of living126121100
Goods & Services103106100
Groceries102102100
Health care9499100
Housing178158100
Transportation107103100
Utilities110107100
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Cost Of Living Quick Facts

  • The cost of living in Brigantine is 4% higher than the New Jersey average
  • The cost of living in Brigantine is 26% higher than the national average
  • Brigantine housing is 78% higher than the national average
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 30% higher than the national average
  • New Jersey state income tax is 38% lower than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$102,405$8,534$2,389$3,072
      Renters$45,000$3,750$1,050$1,350
      The affordability of the housing market in Brigantine, NJ as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Brigantine homeowners, the median income is $102,405. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,389 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $45,000. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $1,050 for their rent related monthly costs.

      New Jersey Sales Tax

      State General Sales Tax With Max Surtax
      New Jersey 6.625% 12.625%

      New Jersey Income Tax

      State Income Tax (Low) Income Tax (High)
      New Jersey 1.4% 10.75%

      Goods & Services

      Item Brigantine National avg. Difference
      Haircut $23.54$24.263.0%
      Beauty Salon $66.27$45.5645.4%
      Toothpaste $3.65$3.701.5%
      Shampoo $1.52$1.2818.4%
      Movie $13.75$12.1313.3%
      Bowling $19.47$18.008.1%

      Groceries

      Item Brigantine National avg. Difference
      Ground Beef $5.76$5.841.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.46$1.577.4%
      Milk $4.67$4.670.0%
      Potatoes $5.37$4.938.8%
      Pizza $11.73$12.092.9%
      Beer $11.99$10.4115.2%

      Health Care

      Item Brigantine National avg. Difference
      Optometrist $123.50$125.681.7%
      Doctor $132.56$135.782.4%
      Dentist $103.31$113.298.8%
      Ibuprofen $11.22$10.655.3%
      Lipitor $398.10$468.6015.0%

      Housing

      Item Brigantine National avg. Difference
      Home Price $362,100.00$184,700.0096.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,169.88$2,346.697.5%
      Apartment Rent $1,300.00$949.0037.0%

      Transportation

      Item Brigantine National avg. Difference
      Gasoline $3.53$3.462.0%
      Tire Balancing $70.89$59.9218.3%

      Utilities

      Item Brigantine National avg. Difference
      All Electricity $222.45$193.9914.7%
      Phone $198.27$192.253.1%
      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 Population Cost of Living Index National Avg.
      Pleasantville, NJ20,226982.1%
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      Pomona, NJ7,7561021.9%
      Smithville, NJ8,8611054.6%
      Brigantine, NJ8,72512626.1%

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      Brigantine, NJ8,72512626.1%
      Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; this is the most current data available.