Overall 21%
Goods & Services 1%
Housing 69%
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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.
IndexBrigantineNew JerseyNational
Cost of living121121100
Goods & Services99105100
Health care9196100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Brigantine is equal to the New Jersey average
  • The cost of living in Brigantine is 21% higher than the national average
  • Brigantine housing is 69% 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)
      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 $76,838. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,793 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $36,849. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $860 for their rent related monthly costs.

      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

      ItemBrigantineNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.64$20.271.8%
      Beauty Salon $31.66$40.3921.6%
      Toothpaste $1.79$2.3624.3%
      Shampoo $1.01$1.085.8%
      Movie $12.54$10.9914.1%
      Bowling $13.56$15.4912.5%


      ItemBrigantineNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.92$4.308.7%
      Fried Chicken $1.31$1.406.5%
      Milk $2.56$2.2016.4%
      Potatoes $2.57$3.2220.3%
      Pizza $9.86$10.748.2%
      Beer $9.63$9.600.3%

      Health Care

      ItemBrigantineNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $121.95$109.7311.1%
      Doctor $81.32$118.3431.3%
      Dentist $97.16$100.943.7%
      Ibuprofen $8.53$9.9314.1%
      Lipitor $471.67$469.530.5%


      ItemBrigantineNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $344,000.00$184,700.0086.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,165.37$1,229.625.2%
      Apartment Rent $1,230.00$949.0029.6%


      ItemBrigantineNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.78$2.712.7%
      Tire Balancing $52.94$51.862.1%


      ItemBrigantineNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$204.57$170.8419.7%
      Phone $184.21$187.181.6%
      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

      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Egg Harbor City, NJ4,243972.6%
      Atlantic City, NJ39,306990.7%
      Pleasantville, NJ20,532990.7%
      Pomona, NJ7,4421043.6%
      Somers Point, NJ10,6861044.4%
      Brigantine, NJ9,23912121.2%

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Little River, SC9,2391011.3%
      Groton, CT9,24011010.0%
      Economy, PA9,2401010.5%
      East Rutherford, NJ9,23613333.1%
      Midway City, CA9,23513636.0%
      Brigantine, NJ9,23912121.2%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.