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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Newark, New Jersey is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Newark, New Jersey is more expensive.

Overall, Newark, New Jersey cost of living is 111.70.

  COST OF LIVINGNewark, New JerseyUnited States
  Overall  112100
  Grocery  110.7100
  Health  102100
  Housing  113100
  Utilities  133100
  Transportation  105100
  Miscellaneous  114100

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Ironbound is crime ridden and police and politican
Newark's Ironbound is extremely dangerous, there is a lot of crime, the police are just good at hiding it. It usually doesn't happen on Ferry St., but does 1/2 block... (read more)
The Ironbound of Newark
While Newark has it problems, the Ironbound section in which I live is the most stable and developed area of Newark. It is known for its restaurants, it has night spots... (read more)
I have worked and lived in Newark for 20 years. I raised 3 children. Two of my children went on to college, graudated with Accountant Degree and the other one in... (read more)
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Life in Newark, NJ
I've lived in Newark for 24 years. In that time, I've been mugged more than 5 times, 3 of which are on record. I've been stabbed at work, also on record (no... (read more)
Newark/ Brick City- A diamond in the rough
I lived in Newark for a short time in the Ironbound and now I live nearby. I had a great time there-some of the happiest, most fun-loving people. The neighborhood has... (read more)
Newark is a great place to live
I didn't grow up in Newark-but I lived in the Ironbound section- it's a great neighborhood. The restaurants are superb! The city is well planned with parks in the... (read more)
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