Shark River Hills 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.
IndexShark River HillsNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index131123100
IndexShark River HillsNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index114111100
Groceries index107110100
Health care index104102100
Housing index180158100
Transportation index107110100
Utilities index104100100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Shark River Hills, NJ cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New Jersey and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Shark River Hills, NJ is 131, which is 6% higher than the New Jersey average and 31% higher 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 Shark River Hills, NJ are 3% higher than the average for New Jersey and 14% higher than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Shark River Hills is 6% higher than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Shark River Hills is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shark River Hills is 80% 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$95,186$7,932$2,221$2,856
      Renters$108,594$9,050$2,534$3,258
      The affordability of the housing market in Shark River Hills, 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 Shark River Hills, NJ homeowners, the median income is $95,186. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,221 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $108,594. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $2,534 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%
      When you are determining the total cost of living in Shark River Hills, NJ you will want to make sure you consider both the New Jersey sales tax and the New Jersey income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in New Jersey is 6.625%, with the highest surtax being 12.625%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in New Jersey have a range from 1.4% to 10.75%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemShark River HillsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.60$17.4923.5%
      Beauty Salon $40.80$38.176.9%
      Toothpaste $1.99$2.3214.3%
      Shampoo $1.09$1.017.7%
      Movie $12.01$10.7212.0%
      Bowling $18.00$13.8629.9%

      Groceries

      ItemShark River HillsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.85$3.901.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.8%
      Milk $2.23$1.9613.6%
      Potatoes $3.19$3.180.2%
      Pizza $12.19$10.3917.3%
      Beer $9.19$9.230.4%

      Health Care

      ItemShark River HillsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $105.00$106.341.3%
      Doctor $99.00$115.2514.1%
      Dentist $115.00$98.3816.9%
      Ibuprofen $8.69$9.266.2%
      Lipitor $518.17$466.4711.1%

      Housing

      ItemShark River HillsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $333,500.00$184,700.0080.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,998.40$1,273.3256.9%
      Apartment Rent $1,710.00$949.0080.2%

      Transportation

      ItemShark River HillsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.72$2.595.1%
      Tire Balancing $55.99$48.9014.5%

      Utilities

      ItemShark River HillsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$184.00$167.609.8%
      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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      Shark River Hills, NJ3,97713131%

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