Leisure Village 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.
IndexLeisure VillageNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index97125100
IndexLeisure VillageNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index111112100
Groceries index104105100
Health care index107104100
Housing index67158100
Transportation index111112100
Utilities index115115100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Leisure Village, NJ cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New Jersey and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Leisure Village, NJ is 97, which is 22% lower than the New Jersey average and 3% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Leisure Village, NJ are 1% lower than the average for New Jersey and 11% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Leisure Village is 22% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Leisure Village is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Leisure Village is 33% lower 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$36,429$3,036$850$1,093
Renters$33,388$2,782$779$1,002
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Leisure Village, NJ by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Leisure Village, NJ have a median income of $36,429. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $850 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $33,388, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $779.

New Jersey Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Jersey6.625%12.875%

New Jersey Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New Jersey1.4%8.97%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Leisure Village, NJ, the New Jersey income tax and the New Jersey sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The New Jersey maximum surtax is 12.875%, and the New Jersey sales tax is 6.625%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1.4% to 8.97% in New Jersey.

Goods & Services

ItemLeisure VillageNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.00$16.0918.1%
Beauty Salon $36.33$37.332.7%
Toothpaste $2.12$2.4513.2%
Shampoo $1.06$1.005.9%
Movie $11.68$10.2813.6%
Bowling $4.98$4.931.0%

Groceries

ItemLeisure VillageNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.45$3.809.4%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.405.0%
Milk $2.24$2.0111.4%
Potatoes $2.99$3.010.7%
Pizza $8.59$9.8913.1%
Beer $9.46$8.906.3%

Health Care

ItemLeisure VillageNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.67$102.166.4%
Doctor $93.87$108.3613.4%
Dentist $115.62$92.5325.0%
Ibuprofen $8.39$9.289.6%
Lipitor $465.46$425.829.3%

Housing

ItemLeisure VillageNational avg.Difference
Home Price $80,700.00$184,700.0056.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,644.65$1,202.4436.8%
Apartment Rent $1,144.00$949.0020.5%

Transportation

ItemLeisure VillageNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.36$2.245.0%
Tire Balancing $57.32$46.2923.8%

Utilities

ItemLeisure VillageNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$188.22$165.9613.4%
Phone $33.50$28.6816.8%
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

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cedar Glen West, NJ1,04083-17%
Cedar Glen Lakes, NJ1,49990-10%
Pine Ridge at Crestwood, NJ2,23692-8%
Crestwood Village, NJ8,13595-5%
Leisure Village West, NJ3,2011000%
Leisure Village, NJ4,16197-3%

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Leisure Village, NJ4,16197-3%
Source: The Leisure Village, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.