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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.29
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.95
12 eggs, large $3.95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.69
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $19
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.07
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,786
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,828
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,852
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,392
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $99
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $44
40” flat screen TV $409
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $52
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $41
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $81
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $93
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,998
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.56
Monthly ticket public transport $101
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $9
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $33
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $145
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.81
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.75
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.46
Tube of toothpaste $2.79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $51
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $40
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $87
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.55
iPod nano 16GB $134
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.36
1 month of gym membership in business district $60
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $9
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 256 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2017.

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