Ventnor City 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.
IndexVentnor CityNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index120123100
IndexVentnor CityNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index105111100
Groceries index117110100
Health care index103102100
Housing index145158100
Transportation index115110100
Utilities index108100100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Ventnor City, NJ is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Ventnor City, NJ enjoy a cost of living index of 120. This index is 3% 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 Ventnor City, NJ, the average cost of goods and services is 6% lower than it is in New Jersey, and it is 5% higher than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Ventnor City is 3% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Ventnor City is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ventnor City is 45% 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)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Ventnor City, NJ, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Ventnor City, NJ has a median income of about $62,564 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,460 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $35,962. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $839 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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%8.97%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Ventnor City, NJ, it's important to take into account the sales tax for New Jersey, as well as the rate for income tax in New Jersey. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for New Jersey is 12.625%, and the sales tax in the state of New Jersey is 6.625%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in New Jersey starts from 1.4% and goes up to 8.97%.

Goods & Services

ItemVentnor CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.40$17.4910.9%
Beauty Salon $61.00$38.1759.8%
Toothpaste $2.02$2.3213.0%
Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
Movie $12.10$10.7212.8%
Bowling $18.40$13.8632.7%


ItemVentnor CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.94$3.901.0%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.8%
Milk $2.16$1.9610.1%
Potatoes $3.66$3.1815.0%
Pizza $10.50$10.391.0%
Beer $8.71$9.235.6%

Health Care

ItemVentnor CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $103.33$106.342.8%
Doctor $133.33$115.2515.7%
Dentist $103.33$98.385.0%
Ibuprofen $10.32$9.2611.4%
Lipitor $389.17$466.4716.6%


ItemVentnor CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $292,300.00$184,700.0058.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,429.36$1,273.3212.3%
Apartment Rent $1,075.00$949.0013.3%


ItemVentnor CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.89$2.5911.4%
Tire Balancing $61.00$48.9024.8%


ItemVentnor CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$185.76$167.6010.8%
Phone $189.24$163.4215.8%
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.

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Strathmere, NJ1811099%
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Atlantic City, NJ39,3061055%
Pleasantville, NJ20,5321055%
Mays Landing, NJ2,1231099%
Ventnor City, NJ10,50512020%

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Exeter, CA10,50411010%
Kennett, MO10,50079-21%
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Eureka, MO10,4971044%
Satellite Beach, FL10,49511212%
Ventnor City, NJ10,50512020%
Source: The Ventnor City, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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