Those salaries may look good but NJ is one the the most expensive places to live. Lok at the stats on NJ- they are always on the most expensive, bankrupt states, worst place to retire, worst place to live list. TAXES- look at the property taxes, 7% sales tax, The state is or almost bankrupt. Alot of the industry that was in NJ has moved out. Very high unemployment rate. Higher than the national average. And NJ's Healthcare industry likes it that way. Just ask the president of the New Jersey Hospital Association, No jobs for NJ's new Grads or seasoned nurses over 50yr old, His hospital was caught frauding medicare and he blamed it on the consulting firm HE hired, and nothing ever happened to him.'Teflon coated'. Taking lessons from the NJ Mob Bosses, which NJ is full of.
Hackensack is an approx 15 min drive to NYC, another very expensive place to live. Look at the NJ food prices, housing prices. Look at the rent, look at the crime. In a lot of places in NJ, it's safer to walk the streets of NYC than NJ. NJ sucks to live in. NJ is not the place to retire in either. NJ residents are getting out when they have their first chance. The people are nasty, the healthcare employers
are even nastier- not to mention unlawful and dishonest. Again 'Lil Nicky Scarfo University" Joe Merlino College of Business.
California is more expensive to live than NJ but not by much- at least California has better weather.