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Overall 3%
Goods & Services 14%
Housing 34%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexTop RoadTrentonNew Jersey
Cost of living9797123
Goods & Services114114111
Groceries107107110
Health care104104102
Housing6668158
Transportation107107110
Utilities104104100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Top Road is 22% lower than the Trenton average
  • The cost of living in Top Road is 3% lower than the national average
  • Top Road housing is 34% 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)
      Household$38,113$3,176$889$1,144

      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

      ItemTrentonNational 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

      ItemTrentonNational 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

      ItemTrentonNational 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

      ItemTrentonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $100,000.00$184,700.0045.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,998.40$1,273.3256.9%
      Apartment Rent $964.00$949.001.6%

      Transportation

      ItemTrentonNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.72$2.595.1%
      Tire Balancing $55.99$48.9014.5%

      Utilities

      ItemTrentonNational 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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Newtown CDP, PA25092-8%
      Morrisville CDP, PA86298-2%
      Rossmoor, NJ2,9041000%
      Beverly, NJ2,5381033%
      Burlington, NJ9,8501033%
      Trenton, NJ84,55997-3%

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      Edinburg, TX84,39977-23%
      Trenton, NJ84,55997-3%
      Source: The Top Road, Trenton, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.