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 $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.57
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.95
12 eggs, large $4.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.79
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.08
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $19
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.06
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,487
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,596
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 $1,824
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,355
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $86
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $52
40” flat screen TV $534
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $117
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $22
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) $42
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $80
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $90
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,375
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.56
Monthly ticket public transport $107
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) $129
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.69
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.04
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.92
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.07
Tube of toothpaste $2.79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $29
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $51
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $31
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $90
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.48
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.37
iPod nano 16GB $134
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.37
1 month of gym membership in business district $59
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 95 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: April 29, 2017.

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