New Jersey is 27.4% more expensive than Michigan.

If you lived in New Jersey instead of Michigan, you would:

pay 18.3% more for restaurants

 
Michigan
New Jersey
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $14.01
 
$17.71
 
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.72
 
$8.73
 
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.81
 
$2.08
 

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pay 17.0% more for groceries

 
Michigan
New Jersey
Bread
1 loaf
$2.31
 
$2.95
 
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.15
 
$5.67
 
Milk (1 gallon) $2.47
 
$3.93
 

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pay 35.9% more for transportation

 
Michigan
New Jersey
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.22
 
$4.16
 
Monthly public transit pass $47.04
 
$114.16
 
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,045.00
 
$22,776.02
 

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pay 33.4% more for housing

 
Michigan
New Jersey
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$64.00
 
$68.31
 
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,100.16
 
$1,824.65
 
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $868.67
 
$1,353.63
 

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pay 53.5% more for childcare

 
Michigan
New Jersey
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $872.84
 
$1,408.13
 
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $11,869.05
 
$17,310.00
 

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pay 29.2% more for entertainment and sports

 
Michigan
New Jersey
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.32
 
$5.80
 
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.20
 
$4.14
 
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$7.85
 
$9.24
 

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pay 4.3% more for clothing

 
Michigan
New Jersey
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$43.29
 
$42.34
 
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$33.51
 
$37.35
 
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$73.15
 
$75.08
 

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