Highland Park, NJ Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
129
Highland Park's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
134 out of 247
In New Jersey
5,216 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Highland Park is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Highland Park, NJ?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Highland Park has an overall cost of living index of 129 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New Jersey, Highland Park has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than New Jersey's index of 123.

The standard of living in Highland Park ranks as #5,220 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in New Jersey. By definition, that implies Highland Park ranks as the #1,187 most expensive place in the Garden State.

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Highland Park Cost Of Living Vs. New Jersey

Living Expense Highland Park New Jersey National Average
Overall 129 123 100
Services 114 111 100
Groceries 107 110 100
Health 104 102 100
Housing 175 158 100
Transportation 107 110 100
Utilities 104 100 100
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Highland Park Cost of Living Vs. NJ

Highland Park, 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.

$373,700
Median Home Value
$1,467
Median Rent
$81,402
Median Income
Statistic Highland Park New Jersey United States
Median Home Value $373,700 $335,600 $217,500
Median Rent $1,467 $1,334 $1,062
Median Income $81,402 $82,545 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.6x 4.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Highland Park Services Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Highland Park New Jersey
Shampoo $1.09 $1.01
Movie $12.01 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed Highland Park Groceries Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Highland Park New Jersey
Ground Beef $3.85 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.49 $1.4
Milk $2.23 $1.96

Detailed Highland Park Health Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Highland Park New Jersey
Haircut $21.6 $17.49
Beauty Salon $40.8 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.99 $2.32

Detailed Highland Park Transportation Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Highland Park New Jersey
Potatoes $3.19 $3.18
Pizza $12.19 $10.39
Beer $9.19 $9.23
Optometrist $105.0 $106.34
Doctor $99.0 $115.25
Dentist $115.0 $98.38

Detailed Highland Park Utilities Costs Vs. New Jersey

Item Highland Park New Jersey
Gasoline $2.72 $2.59
Tire Balancing $55.99 $48.9
All Electricity $184.0 $167.6
Phone $177.03 $163.42

Highland Park SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Highland Park

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Highland Park
New Brunswick, NJ 55,960 119 0.9x
Westfield, NJ 29,877 170 1.3x
Somerset, NJ 24,509 125 1.0x
South Plainfield, NJ 23,956 128 1.0x
South River, NJ 16,001 119 0.9x
Bradley Gardens, NJ 14,400 144 1.1x
Metuchen, NJ 14,048 136 1.1x
Middlesex, NJ 13,662 124 1.0x
New Providence, NJ 13,049 151 1.2x
Florham Park, NJ 11,623 162 1.3x

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