Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Jersey City, NJ 

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Cost of Living in Jersey City, NJ is 27.7% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Jersey City, NJ is 28.7% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Jersey City, NJ are 29.8% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Jersey City, NJ are 35.2% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Jersey City, NJ are 24.5% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Jersey City, NJ is 43.4% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $ 17.50 $      -41.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $ 80.00 $      -38.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 6.50 $      -18.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 $ 8.00 $      -23.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.69 $ 4.81 $      -15.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $ 2.28 $      -24.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 1.75 $      -23.9 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.54 $ 4.35 $      -21.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.40 $ 3.28 $      -25.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.21 $ 1.92 $      -40.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.20 $ 4.33 $      -16.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.46 $ 6.50 $      -12.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.73 $ 3.88 $      -42.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.49 $ 6.10 $      -28.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.30 $ 2.49 $      -24.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.82 $      -12.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.80 $ 2.50 $      -10.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.93 $ 2.37 $      -19.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.75 $ 1.42 $      -19.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 $ 0.80 $      -52.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.09 $ 2.22 $      -28.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.51 $ 2.60 $      +3.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $ 13.00 $      -35.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.77 $ 1.73 $      -37.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.76 $ 4.00 $      +6.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $ 11.96 $      -29.6 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $ 2.62 $      -9.5 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $ 115.00 $      -12.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.38 $      -32.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.30 $      -5.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $ 24.00 $      -29.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $ 3.46 $      -8.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 $ 25,300.00 $      -27.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,263.92 $ 25,853.74 $      -8.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 170.23 $ 117.67 $      -30.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.23 $ 41.88 $      -34.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.41 $ 65.00 $      -6.3 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 138.80 $ 80.00 $      -42.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 77.86 $ 41.67 $      -46.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.0 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,168.00 $ 1,283.33 $      -59.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 58,000.00 $ 22,500.00 $      -61.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.54 $ 97.38 $      +36.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.24 $ 56.67 $      +17.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101.45 $ 81.25 $      -19.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 162.57 $ 140.00 $      -13.9 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,263.41 $ 3,095.83 $      -27.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,884.16 $ 2,275.00 $      -21.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,681.21 $ 5,428.57 $      -37.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,591.54 $ 3,533.33 $      -23.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,569.57 $ 742.65 $      -52.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,142.75 $ 529.73 $      -53.6 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,714.90 $ 5,842.14 $      +2.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.74 6.53      -3.2 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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