Phone Bill Price Jumps In NJ: How Much Residents Pay
This article originally appeared on Patch NJ
By Michelle Rotuno-Johnson
NEW JERSEY — As the cost of goods and services continues to affect New Jersey residents’ wallets, the average cell phone bill is up 5 percent since last year, a new report said. So, how much does paying for phone lines and data cost the average New Jersey resident?
The new report by household bill aggregation and payment service doxoINSIGHTS revealed that Americans spend $175 billion annually on mobile phone services.
The 94 percent of American households who have a mobile phone bill spend an average of $119 per month, the study found. This is an increase from $113 last year, and averages out to $1,342 per year across all U.S. households.
In New Jersey, 92 percent of households have a cell phone bill, according to the Doxo report. The average monthly phone bill is $131.
Mobile phone bills account for about 5.4 percent of what the average American spends on household bills each month, according to the Doxo analysis.
Doxo shows that the average New Jersey household pays $2,727 every month on bills – or $32,722 per year. That’s about 35 percent of the average annual income of $92,374 in New Jersey.