If you're going to need outside help with your move out of New Jersey, make sure you have thousands of dollars set aside after putting a down payment on your new home.

The home services website Angi (formerly Angie's list) has gone state by state to determine the average cost of hiring a moving company for long-distance moves.

According to many industry observers, "long-distance" means any move over 400 miles.

The estimates range from as low as $2,300 in Missouri to about $9,600 in Idaho.


In New Jersey, the average cost to hire a mover for a long-distance relocation is $4,733, according to Angi. Most states fall between the $3,500 to $5,000 range.

In Angi's poll of people who've moved long distances, about 43% hired movers.

The company HireAHelper says that moving costs have increased by 4% in New Jersey since last year. The one-year rate increase was in the double digits in a handful of states.

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