Highland Lakes cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexHighland LakesNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index112123100
IndexHighland LakesNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index114111100
Groceries index108110100
Health care index107102100
Housing index116158100
Transportation index111110100
Utilities index105100100
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  • The cost of living in Highland Lakes is 9% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Highland Lakes is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Highland Lakes is 16% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 30% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey state income tax is 37% 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$88,622$7,385$2,068$2,659
      Renters$58,750$4,896$1,371$1,763

      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

      ItemHighland LakesNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $24.00$17.4937.2%
      Beauty Salon $39.00$38.172.2%
      Toothpaste $2.01$2.3213.4%
      Shampoo $1.09$1.017.7%
      Movie $12.14$10.7213.2%
      Bowling $18.40$13.8632.7%

      Groceries

      ItemHighland LakesNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.85$3.901.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4018.9%
      Milk $2.21$1.9612.6%
      Potatoes $3.39$3.186.5%
      Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
      Beer $8.99$9.232.6%

      Health Care

      ItemHighland LakesNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $113.00$106.346.3%
      Doctor $96.67$115.2516.1%
      Dentist $121.00$98.3823.0%
      Ibuprofen $8.95$9.263.4%
      Lipitor $537.05$466.4715.1%

      Housing

      ItemHighland LakesNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $204,100.00$184,700.0010.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,311.62$1,273.3281.5%
      Apartment Rent $1,207.00$949.0027.2%

      Transportation

      ItemHighland LakesNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.77$2.597.0%
      Tire Balancing $59.00$48.9020.7%

      Utilities

      ItemHighland LakesNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$184.45$167.6010.1%
      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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      Highland Lakes, NJ4,83411212%

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      Source: The Highland Lakes, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.