Bridgewater, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Bridgewater's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Bridgewater is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bridgewater, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bridgewater has an overall cost of living index of 124 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Bridgewater has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Massachusetts's index of 131.

The standard of living in Bridgewater ranks as #5005 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Bridgewater ranks as the #1402 most expensive place in the Bay State.

Bridgewater Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Bridgewater Massachusetts National Average
Overall 124 131 100
Services 115 122 100
Groceries 105 109 100
Health 107 121 100
Housing 148 165 100
Transportation 110 107 100
Utilities 124 114 100
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Bridgewater, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Bridgewater Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $301,800 $366,800 $204,900
Median Rent $1,454 $1,225 $1,023
Median Income $64,929 $77,378 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.6x 4.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bridgewater

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bridgewater
Brockton, MA 95,426 120 1.0x
Quincy, MA 94,121 138 1.1x
Southfield, MI 73,392 93 0.8x
Taunton, MA 56,963 115 0.9x
Norwood, MA 29,201 142 1.1x
Milton, MA 27,568 155 1.2x
Abington, MA 16,330 130 1.0x
Holbrook, MA 11,036 126 1.0x
Middleborough Center, MA 7,333 120 1.0x
Walpole, MA 6,401 142 1.1x

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