The average cost of a two-bedroom rental in New Jersey is $1,465 compared to the national average of $1,149, according to a recent report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Not everyone is in position to buy. But there are similarities. Like buying a home, how far a dollar can go on the rental market drastically differs depending on where you are in New Jersey. A renter in Hudson County may pay about $30 per square foot, but head south to Salem County and it could be less than $10.
Here is what a $1,500-a-month budget can get you on the rental market in each county, ranging from a tiny studio to a home that sits on 3 acres.
(Some of these homes may no longer be on the market.)