Cost of living in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Summary of cost of living in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,734
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,301
  • Jersey City, New Jersey is the 3rd most expensive city in USA (3 out of 50)
  • Jersey City, New Jersey is the 4th most expensive city in N. America (4 out of 62)
  • Cost of living in Jersey City, New Jersey is more expensive than in 96% of cities in the World (9 out of 220)

List of prices in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.53
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.98
12 eggs, large $3.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.67
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $5.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $18
2 liters of coca-cola $2.43
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.08
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,592
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,174
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $191
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,362
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,429
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $150
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $60
40” flat screen tv $396
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $114
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $19
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $57
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $75
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $93
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,527
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.66
Monthly ticket public transport $183
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $29
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $164
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $5.46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $7
Tube of toothpaste $3.63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $38
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $73
2 tickets to the movies $31
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $56
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $66
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.49
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $440
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district $51
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 112 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2020

Jersey City position in our World Ranking

the world
9th
out of 220
n. america
4th
out of 62
usa
3rd
out of 50

Cheapest and most expensive products in Jersey City compared to other cities:

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