Amherst Center, MA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
125
Amherst Center's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
43 out of 118
In Massachusetts
5,044 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Amherst Center is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Amherst Center, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Amherst Center has an overall cost of living index of 125 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Amherst Center has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Massachusetts's index of 131.

The standard of living in Amherst Center ranks as #5,047 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Amherst Center ranks as the #1,359 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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Amherst Center Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Amherst Center Massachusetts National Average
Overall 125 131 100
Services 109 122 100
Groceries 119 109 100
Health 128 121 100
Housing 164 165 100
Transportation 106 107 100
Utilities 92 114 100
For more reading on cost of living around Massachusetts, check out:
Amherst Center Cost of Living Vs. MA

Amherst Center, MA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Massachusetts, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$350,600
Median Home Value
$1,297
Median Rent
$45,098
Median Income
Statistic Amherst Center Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $350,600 $381,600 $217,500
Median Rent $1,297 $1,282 $1,062
Median Income $45,098 $81,215 $62,843
Home Value To Income 7.8x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.35x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Amherst Center Services Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Amherst Center Massachusetts
Shampoo $1.04 $1.01
Movie $10.63 $10.72
Bowling $13.0 $13.86

Detailed Amherst Center Groceries Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Amherst Center Massachusetts
Ground Beef $4.52 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.79 $1.4
Milk $2.02 $1.96

Detailed Amherst Center Health Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Amherst Center Massachusetts
Haircut $14.67 $17.49
Beauty Salon $44.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.82 $2.32

Detailed Amherst Center Transportation Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Amherst Center Massachusetts
Potatoes $4.49 $3.18
Pizza $12.99 $10.39
Beer $10.66 $9.23
Optometrist $137.5 $106.34
Doctor $168.33 $115.25
Dentist $133.75 $98.38

Detailed Amherst Center Utilities Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Amherst Center Massachusetts
Gasoline $2.67 $2.59
Tire Balancing $55.32 $48.9
All Electricity $145.19 $167.6
Phone $178.27 $163.42

Amherst Center SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
9
Affordability
2
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Amherst Center

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Amherst Center
Springfield, MA 154,139 106 0.8x
Chicopee, MA 55,421 109 0.9x
Holyoke, MA 40,241 110 0.9x
Northampton, MA 28,516 121 1.0x
West Springfield, VA 24,223 148 1.2x
North Amherst, MA 6,907 130 1.0x
Ware, MA 5,888 105 0.8x
South Amherst, MA 5,106 125 1.0x

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