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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 121.70.

  COST OF LIVINGNewark, New JerseyUnited States
  Overall  122100
  Grocery  119.1100
  Health  108100
  Housing  133100
  Utilities  135100
  Transportation  111100
  Miscellaneous  118100


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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)
re: The Ironbound of Newark - 10/4/2008
I am doing a study on the Ironbound and I want to avoid the Chamber of Commerce rah-rah boys and get people's real opinions on life in the Ironbound in 2013. Can people... (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)
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re: Life in Newark, NJ - 8/30/2012
Thanks for your statement but the bigger question is why haven't you moved yet if your experience in Newark has been this bad? What section do you live in?... (read more)
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)
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