New Jerseyans spend more on their monthly bills than residents in nearly every other state.
According to a 2023 report released on Aug. 1, New Jersey households face an average monthly bill expense of $2,727.
The Bill Pay Market Report from Doxo, a bill payment website, takes into account the "10 most common household bills": mortgage, rent, utilities, cable/internet, automobile insurance, automobile loan, health insurance, mobile phone, life insurance, and home security.
Only residents in California and Hawaii have a higher monthly bill tab than people in New Jersey, according to the report. The national average is $2,046.
The cost of monthly bills varies greatly from county to county, the report shows. Between the most expensive county and least expensive county in New Jersey, there's a gap of more than $1,000.
These are the monthly bills for each NJ county (Source: Doxo):
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