Overall 75%
Goods & Services 33%
Housing 181%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; 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.
IndexHarrington ParkNew JerseyNational
Cost of living175121100
Goods & Services133107100
Health care11098100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Harrington Park is 44% higher than the New Jersey average
  • The cost of living in Harrington Park is 75% higher than the national average
  • Harrington Park housing is 181% 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 percentage of monthly income spent on housing related expenses can help predict the affordability of housing in Harrington Park, NJ, as well as what the overall cost of living might be. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payments and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Harrington Park, homeowners have a median income of $147,667. Using that number, a maximum of $3,445 per month should be allocated to housing expenses. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $68,981, which means there is a maximum of $1,609 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      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

      ItemHarrington ParkNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.25$18.6224.9%
      Beauty Salon $60.79$39.0555.7%
      Toothpaste $4.42$2.3488.8%
      Shampoo $1.67$1.0658.0%
      Movie $16.31$10.6852.6%
      Bowling $20.49$14.6739.6%


      ItemHarrington ParkNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $6.40$4.2251.5%
      Fried Chicken $2.65$1.3991.4%
      Milk $3.11$2.0551.9%
      Potatoes $4.16$3.2926.4%
      Pizza $12.33$10.6216.1%
      Beer $12.01$9.3828.0%

      Health Care

      ItemHarrington ParkNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.08$108.570.5%
      Doctor $106.72$116.178.1%
      Dentist $124.43$99.1325.5%
      Ibuprofen $12.90$9.6833.3%
      Lipitor $442.91$466.925.1%


      ItemHarrington ParkNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $600,900.00$184,700.00225.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $7,380.08$1,197.42516.3%
      Apartment Rent $1,697.00$949.0078.8%


      ItemHarrington ParkNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.62$2.2217.9%
      Tire Balancing $80.22$50.0760.2%


      ItemHarrington ParkNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$157.70$167.675.9%
      Phone $189.52$175.647.9%
      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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      Silver Lake CDP (Warren County), NJ32011515%
      Prospect Park, NJ5,91911717%
      Harrington Park, NJ4,79017575%

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      Source: The Harrington Park, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.