Waltham, MA Cost of Living

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Waltham cost of living score
More expensive
44.7% higher
than the US average
13.5% higher
than the Massachusetts average
Waltham, Massachusetts gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 144.7, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 44.7% higher than the U.S. average and 13.5% lower than the average for Massachusetts.

Waltham, MA

Housing costs in Waltham?
A typical home costs $681,600, which is 101.6% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 22.3% more expensive than the average Massachusetts home, at $557,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Waltham costs $2,790 per month, which is 95.1% more than the national average of $1,430 and 23.3% more than the state average of $2,140.

Can I afford Waltham?
To live comfortably in Waltham, Massachusetts, a minimum annual income of $130,680 for a family, and $92,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Waltham?
Waltham, MA is an affluent city located just outside of Boston. The median house value in Waltham is $681,600, which is significantly higher than the US average house value of $338,100. The cost of living in Waltham is also much higher than the US average - 149.2 compared to 100. This means that the cost of everyday expenses such as groceries and utilities are much more expensive in Waltham compared to other parts of the country. Despite this difference, Waltham remains a desirable place to live due to its close proximity to Boston and its excellent public schools.
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Over 14 years ago

My husband and I moved from west of Worcester to Waltham a few months ago and are really enjoying life here. We're situated in an apartment close to Moody Street and  More

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Waltham is home to two well respected colleges/universities: Bentley and Brandeis. That, however, is not all. For within half an hour or so, by commuter train or car,  More

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