If you are in your pre-retirement years and considering a move out of New Jersey, you have plenty of company.

AARP is out with a new survey that further underscores New Jersey being a less than desirable place to retire due to the crushing cost of living and highest in the nation property taxes.

Close to half of all voters aged 50-plus have contemplated leaving and 83% of those say they are likely to do so.

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Taken in raw numbers, that amounts to about 900,000 residents or close to 10% of the state's entire population.

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All of the top reasons given deal with affordability in New Jersey.

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38% of the older voters surveyed by AARP said property taxes were the biggest financial strain on a monthly basis, followed by utilities, groceries, and health insurance.

There were few differences when the survey was broken into political affiliation.

Slightly fewer Democrats (71%) than Republicans (83%) believed they already pay more than their "fair share" of taxes.

AARP is using the survey data to again implore Gov. Phil Murphy and the legislature to enact policies that will make New Jersey more affordable for pre-retirees and retirees.

Among the changes they suggest for reducing the financial burden of property taxes include changing the New Jersey Senior Freeze Program to a credit, expanding eligibility requirements for the Homestead Benefit, and creating a Circuit Breaker property tax relief program.

Every NJ city and town's municipal tax bill, ranked

A little less than 30 cents of every $1 in property taxes charged in New Jersey support municipal services provided by cities, towns, townships, boroughs and villages. Statewide, the average municipal-only tax bill in 2021 was $2,725, but that varied widely from more than $13,000 in Tavistock to nothing in three townships. In addition to $9.22 billion in municipal purpose taxes, special taxing districts that in some places provide municipal services such as fire protection, garbage collection or economic development levied $323.8 million in 2021.

School aid for all New Jersey districts for 2022-23

The state Department of Education announced district-level school aid figures for the 2022-23 school year on Thursday, March 10, 2022. They're listed below, alphabetically by county. For additional details from the NJDOE, including specific categories of aid, click here.