Lake Mohawk 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.
IndexLake MohawkNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index120123100
IndexLake MohawkNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index102111100
Groceries index113110100
Health care index99102100
Housing index162158100
Transportation index110110100
Utilities index87100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Lake Mohawk, NJ is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Lake Mohawk, NJ enjoy a cost of living index of 120. This index is 2% lower than the New Jersey average, and 20% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Lake Mohawk, NJ, the average cost of goods and services is 9% lower than it is in New Jersey, and it is 2% higher than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Lake Mohawk is 2% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Lake Mohawk is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lake Mohawk is 62% 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$129,410$10,784$3,019$3,883
      Renters$33,214$2,768$775$997
      The affordability of the housing market in Lake Mohawk, NJ as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately 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 ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Lake Mohawk, NJ homeowners, the median income is $129,410. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $3,019 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $33,214. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $775 used 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%
      The New Jersey sales tax and New Jersey income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Lake Mohawk, NJ. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The New Jersey sales tax is 6.625% and the maximum surtax is 12.625%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The New Jersey income tax rates range from 1.4% to 10.75%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemLake MohawkNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.30$17.494.6%
      Beauty Salon $43.40$38.1713.7%
      Toothpaste $1.81$2.3222.0%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
      Movie $12.16$10.7213.4%
      Bowling $20.00$13.8644.3%

      Groceries

      ItemLake MohawkNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.04$3.903.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.97$1.4041.1%
      Milk $2.31$1.9617.7%
      Potatoes $3.43$3.187.8%
      Pizza $10.87$10.394.6%
      Beer $7.99$9.2313.4%

      Health Care

      ItemLake MohawkNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $90.50$106.3414.9%
      Doctor $97.86$115.2515.1%
      Dentist $111.00$98.3812.8%
      Ibuprofen $9.19$9.260.8%
      Lipitor $472.08$466.471.2%

      Housing

      ItemLake MohawkNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $343,500.00$184,700.0086.0%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,722.47$1,273.3235.3%
      Apartment Rent $1,012.00$949.006.6%

      Transportation

      ItemLake MohawkNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.85$2.599.9%
      Tire Balancing $54.95$48.9012.4%

      Utilities

      ItemLake MohawkNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$131.81$167.6021.4%
      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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      Lake Mohawk, NJ9,43212020%

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