Atlantic City, NJ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
Atlantic City's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
5 out of 251
In New Jersey
2,601 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Atlantic City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Atlantic City, NJ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Atlantic City has an overall cost of living index of 96 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New Jersey, Atlantic City has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than New Jersey's index of 121.

The standard of living in Atlantic City ranks as #2,601 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Atlantic City ranks as the #3,818 most expensive place in the Garden State.

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Atlantic City Cost Of Living Vs. New Jersey

Living Expense Atlantic City New Jersey National Average
Overall 96 121 100
Services 99 107 100
Groceries 103 107 100
Health 95 100 100
Housing 97 160 100
Transportation 104 106 100
Utilities 93 98 100
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Atlantic City Cost of Living Vs. NJ

Atlantic City, NJ Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in New Jersey, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Atlantic City New Jersey United States
Median Home Value $150,000 $343,500 $229,800
Median Rent $927 $1,368 $1,096
Median Income $29,526 $85,245 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.1x 4.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.38x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Atlantic City Services Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Atlantic City New Jersey
Shampoo $1.03 $1.06
Movie $10.99 $10.68
Bowling $13.51 $14.67

Detailed Atlantic City Groceries Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Atlantic City New Jersey
Ground Beef $4.23 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.43 $1.39
Milk $2.48 $2.05

Detailed Atlantic City Health Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Atlantic City New Jersey
Haircut $18.79 $18.62
Beauty Salon $36.26 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.92 $2.34

Detailed Atlantic City Transportation Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Atlantic City New Jersey
Potatoes $2.69 $3.29
Pizza $10.99 $10.62
Beer $9.0 $9.38
Optometrist $113.84 $108.57
Doctor $81.68 $116.17
Dentist $101.93 $99.13

Detailed Atlantic City Utilities Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Atlantic City New Jersey
Gasoline $2.25 $2.22
Tire Balancing $58.27 $50.07
All Electricity $155.11 $167.67
Phone $180.04 $175.64

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