Fall River, MA Cost of Living


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Fall River cost of living score
111.7
More expensive
11.7% higher
than the US average
12.4% lower
than the Massachusetts average
Fall River, Massachusetts gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 111.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 11.7% higher than the U.S. average and 12.4% higher than the average for Massachusetts.

Fall River, MA

Housing costs in Fall River?
A typical home costs $357,400, which is 5.7% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 35.9% less expensive than the average Massachusetts home, at $557,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Fall River costs $1,190 per month, which is 16.8% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 79.8% cheaper than the state average of $2,140.

Can I afford Fall River?
To live comfortably in Fall River, Massachusetts, a minimum annual income of $68,400 for a family, and $38,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Fall River?
Fall River delivers up one of the most attractive options for economical living found somewhere inside Massachusetts’ Bristol County boasting medians hovering around the high-$200s and rental rates shortly arrive close by upwards of 1,000 dollars respectively - both significantly lower compared to beach side cities like Newport or Tiverton which are positioned much further down southward. Grocery stores also stay completely equal with United States averages due largely to local taxes & regulations while sales tax totals out constant at no less than 6%.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesFall RiverMassachusettsUnited States
  111.7127.5100.0
  105.5108.9100
  88.690.2100.0
  114.5175.0100.0
  $357,400$557,300$338,100
  113.2%112.9%100.0%
  86.1107.9100.0
  127.1147.9100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 4 years ago

Could not leave fast enough. Crime, unemployment, and the prejudice against anyone not of Portuguese descent was palpable. Gangs running  More

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Over 8 years ago

A lot of negative thing are being said about fall river on this page. I grew up in this city and I have to say it was much nicer when I was a child.but it seems like  More

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As someone who was born and raised in Fall River, MA, I have to say that all the negative remarks I read are absolutely correct. In fact, the only good thing about Fall  More

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