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: $5,738
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $3,275
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List of prices in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $22
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.66
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.93
12 eggs, large $4.14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of coca-cola $2.46
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $3.05
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,567
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $2,145
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $222
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $2,362
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,429
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $150
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $60
40” flat screen tv $396
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $114
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $19
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $60
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $37
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $79
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $93
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,527
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.66
Monthly ticket public transport $183
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $29
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $164
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $5.46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $7
Tube of toothpaste $3.63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $38
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $73
2 tickets to the movies $31
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $56
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $66
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.49
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $440
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district $51
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 151 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: October 20, 2020

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