Worcester, MA Cost of Living

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Worcester cost of living score
More expensive
11.5% higher
than the US average
12.5% lower
than the Massachusetts average
Worcester, Massachusetts gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 111.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 11.5% higher than the U.S. average and 12.5% higher than the average for Massachusetts.

Worcester, MA

Housing costs in Worcester?
A typical home costs $365,400, which is 8.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 34.4% less expensive than the average Massachusetts home, at $557,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Worcester costs $1,640 per month, which is 14.7% more than the national average of $1,430 and 30.5% cheaper than the state average of $2,140.

Can I afford Worcester?
To live comfortably in Worcester, Massachusetts, a minimum annual income of $69,840 for a family, and $50,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Worcester?
Worcester, MA is known for its affordable housing prices and low taxes which helps keep the cost of living manageable. The majority of groceries and utilities are slightly below the US average while healthcare costs remain reasonable when compared to other cities in Massachusetts.
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Over 10 years ago

I don't understand why your statistics say there aren't any Hispanics/Latinos in Worcester. I'm Puerto Rican, and I grew up there. There are plenty of Latin people all  More

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Over 12 years ago

Great healthcare statewide, not just in  More

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Though I don't live there, Worcester is a first class bargain for a great first class education! Worcester has at least 10 great colleges and universities in this city,  More

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