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

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Consumer Prices in Jersey City, NJ are 19.67% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jersey City, NJ are 26.39% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Jersey City, NJ are 34.21% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Jersey City, NJ are 28.84% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Jersey City, NJ are 19.50% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Jersey City, NJ is 18.92% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.50 $      -22.50 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 57.50 $      -42.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.81 $ 6.00 $      -23.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $ 7.00 $      -22.22 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.77 $ 3.89 $      -18.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 $ 2.07 $      -4.96 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.84 $ 1.67 $      -9.21 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.54 $ 4.15 $      -8.66 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.57 $ 2.53 $      -29.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.36 $ 2.94 $      +24.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.12 $ 2.73 $      -12.57 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.97 $ 5.00 $      -16.26 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.80 $ 4.10 $      -29.28 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.69 $ 6.67 $      -13.34 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.63 $ 2.24 $      -14.84 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.70 $      -46.51 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.66 $ 2.62 $      -1.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.88 $ 1.83 $      -36.45 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.77 $      -9.44 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.91 $ 1.70 $      -11.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.42 $ 2.00 $      -17.38 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.20 $ 1.87 $      -15.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.15 $ 1.25 $      -60.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.24 $ 3.50 $      +8.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $ 9.25 $      -38.33 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75 $      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 $ 106.00 $      -18.46 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.75 $      +7.14 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.50 $      -16.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00 $      -0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $ 2.52 $      -12.75 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,055.00 $ 20,000.00 $      -16.86 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,700.54 $ 19,750.00 $      -8.99 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 154.03 $ 88.70 $      -42.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.20 $      +97.53 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.09 $ 63.50 $      -5.35 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 110.07 $ 76.29 $      -30.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.25 $ 50.00 $      +21.21 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 16.00 $      -5.88 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,594.98 $ 1,760.00 $      -32.18 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 37,923.08 $ 9,500.00 $      -74.95 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.57 $ 52.57 $      -15.98 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.72 $ 55.80 $      +22.05 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.02 $ 77.14 $      -16.17 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 136.32 $ 82.86 $      -39.22 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,047.55 $ 2,634.75 $      -13.55 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,050.29 $ 1,404.33 $      -31.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,247.28 $ 3,824.06 $      -38.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,502.46 $ 1,905.26 $      -45.60 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,378.26 $ 1,140.68 $      -17.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 714.52 $ 314.90 $      -55.93 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Jersey City, NJ Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,544.17 $ 5,728.33 $      -12.47 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.53 3.96      +12.37 %
Last update: August 2021August 2021
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