Cost of Living in Newark, NJ

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1956
$4041
🛋️ Without rent
$752
$2473
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1204
$1568
🍽️ Food
$478
$1263
🚐 Transport
$125
$336
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2389
😀 Quality of life
73
🏙️ Population
312K

The average cost of living in Newark is $1956, which is in the top 7% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 632nd out of 9294 in our global list, 517th out of 2202 in the United States, and 28th out of 111 in New Jersey.

The median after-tax salary is $2389, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months. Ranked 1341st (TOP 14%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 218th best city to live in the United States, and 17th most liveable city in New Jersey. With an estimated population of 312K, Newark is the 66th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Newark Liberty International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 12.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 9 Columbia University
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Prices in Newark

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.34
 Cappuccino
$4.15
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.2
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1244
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$965
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1661
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1227
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$126
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$198
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$56.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5297
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1349
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$4.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$84.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.78
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.99
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$5.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$125
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$499
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$24146

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