Massachusetts Cost of Living

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Massachusetts cost of living score
More expensive
27.5% higher
than the US average
0.0% lower
than the Massachusetts average
Massachusetts gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 127.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 27.5% higher than the U.S. average and 0.0% lower than the average for Massachusetts.


Housing costs in Massachusetts?
A typical home costs $557,300, which is 64.8% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.0% less expensive than the average Massachusetts home, at $557,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Massachusetts costs $2,140 per month, which is 49.7% more than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $2,140.

Can I afford Massachusetts?
To live comfortably in Massachusetts, a minimum annual income of $106,920 for a family, and $69,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Massachusetts?
The cost of living in Massachusetts State is relatively high compared to the rest of the country. The average cost of a home in Massachusetts is around $400,000, which is about twice the national average. Groceries and other goods tend to be more expensive than in other states, as well. This is due largely to the fact that Massachusetts has one of the highest concentrations of Fortune 500 companies and top universities in the country, driving up salaries and adding to demand for housing and services. Despite this, overall quality of life remains high due to its great access to public transportation, excellent education system, abundance of cultural activities, and diverse population.
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     CategoriesMassachusetts, MassachusettsUnited States

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   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 9 years ago

Massachusetts offers exceptional college options from its highly regarded state system to a significant number of private colleges. Massachusetts is home to some  More

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Over 9 years ago

Massachusetts, especially the Boston area, is a great place to live. Well over 50 colleges and universities within a 100 mile radius so the entire region is always  More

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Over 9 years ago

considering moving to fla naplles cape coral more interested in the gulf side would like to spend 225 pros and cons it is so cold here almost may and I have the heat on  More

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