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: $6,362
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,745
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Jersey City, New Jersey
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.30
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.93
12 eggs, large $4.24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $3.03
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $18
2 liters of coca-cola $2.45
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $4.12
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $3,106
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,456
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $230
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,266
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,214
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $185
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $69
40” flat screen tv $418
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $110
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $20
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $59
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $53
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $89
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $94
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,284
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.10
Monthly ticket public transport $118
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $34
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $193
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $5.82
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $8
Tube of toothpaste $3.65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $40
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $92
2 tickets to the movies $38
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $107
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $86
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $508
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.39
1 month of gym membership in business district $50
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 56 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: February 03, 2023

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