Inflation has been top of mind for the past few years, particularly since the height of the COVID pandemic.

How much have certain items really gone up over the past decade, or two, in New Jersey?

New Jersey 101.5 researched a dozen goods — from fast food, to gasoline, to movie tickets, haircuts and Air Jordan sneakers — to put together a list.

The following are best estimates for 2003, 2013 and 2023 price points in NJ:

Here's how NJ prices have changed: Now, 10, 20 years ago

From food items to popular clothing to entertainment outings — here's a roundup of what things cost in 2023, as compared to estimates from 2013 and 2003.

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NJ has continued to be an expensive place to live — some estimates might still fluctuate from county to county.

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