Cost of living in Newark, 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) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.03
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.92
12 eggs, large $3.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $1.69
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.49
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.99
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,719
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,225
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $202
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $879
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,009
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $175
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $81
40” flat screen TV $541
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $16
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $42
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $24
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $79
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $150
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $19,460
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.65
Monthly ticket public transport $97
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $8
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $25
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $118
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $14
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.61
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.14
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.02
Tube of toothpaste $1.47
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $73
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $158
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $134
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $2.93
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.28
iPod nano 16GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $30
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $8
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 160 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: April 29, 2017.

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