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Old 03-27-2007, 02:18 AM
 
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Default General cost of living in Princeton, NJ

Hi,

I am a mauritian living in the beautiful country of mauritius.
I am moving to NJ for around 1 year. I have left behind my wife and I am coming alone and my income is $ 50000 for these 12 months. But I plan to bring my wife as soon as I settle down.

It would be very grateful if anyone can provide some of the following details:

(a) lowest monthly rent for motels or flats in and around priceton junction?
(b) monthly cost of utilities (electricity, gas, water) ?
(c) monthly cost of food ?
(d) % of tax I have to pay for single person ?
(e) total living cost per month ?
(f) wat are the motels available around princeton junction?
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:22 AM
 
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You're asking about Princeton Junction, not Princeton - so you're also going to need a car!
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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I found this rental on www.craigslist.org

$1400 / 1br - Furnished, available on a monthly basis starting June 1
Reply to: hous-301014723@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-03-26, 9:07PM EDT

Right in Princeton, this one bedroom furnished apartment inside a charming old colonial has everything you need. Also has a washer/dryer. It's on Mt. Lucas Rd between Jefferson and Ewing Streets. Quiet and private, yet very close to downtown. $1,400. Utilities are included.

PostingID: 301014723
I hope this helps
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:17 AM
 
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We are also looking to relocate to the Princeton area from North New Jersey and after visiting Princeton, Princeton Junction and West Windsor this past weekend I would agree with Viralmd.... unless you live in Princeton itself you would need a car. Perhaps your work is in Princeton Junction? This area is very suburban and spread out with no real town center, unlike Princeton which is more compact and pedestrian friendly. I'm sorry that I can't provide you with more information as we are not much better informed than you are... I can however say that after living in North Jersey for several years and now looking at Princeton (Central Jersey)... I would say that the cost of living is virtually the same, which is to say QUITE expensive. The big difference I would imagine is the quality of life. I would think Princeton would be nicer, greener and generally less stressful than North Jersey. Hope this helps in some way
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:07 AM
 
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Default Goverment income tax

thanks to jerseymoves and Viralmd.

Well the job spot is around princeton junction, anyw I think that around princeton would be nicer, safer ,a kul shopping and look around place.

Wat is the approx distance from p.junction to princeton such that I will need a car ?

well I would also like know how much percentage of goverment income tax I have to pay as a computer analyst if am a non citizen with only a work permit of 1 year ?

Thanks
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:23 AM
 
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Hi, I live in Princeton Junction and work in Princeton. Although it would be hard to live in Princeton Junction without a car, it's not impossible. If you position yourself close to the station, there is what's known as the "dinky" train - a shuttle between Princeton Junction and Princeton train stations. It takes a few minutes, I'm not exactly sure how many. Also, close to the train station you'll find a supermarket, a drug store, dry cleaners, etc. It would be so hard to say how much it would be for your monthly food, but we budget $800 for a family of four, so perhaps 200-250. I guess it depends on your eating preferences!!

The attached is perfect for living close to the station:

http://www.prufoxroach.com/search/search_results_profile.cfm?propID=6715aab2-b370-4052-aed3-47ec6f460545&propNo=22&sortby=1&pagestart=1&startr ow=21 (broken link)

And negotiable probably!!!
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:43 AM
 
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Dear God, I rent in Cranbury and I would venture to say that if you have ANY issues with cost of living you don't belong in Princeton. I feel too poor to even DRIVE through the town in my old Pontiac. Yikes.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:31 AM
 
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Default Hello to all New Jerseyians

Hi all,

It is now time for me to come to Princeton this October.
Hope I will make some good friends!!

Thanks
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