Brockton, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
122
Brockton's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
35 out of 113
In Massachusetts
4,905 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Brockton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Brockton, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Brockton has an overall cost of living index of 122 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Brockton has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Massachusetts's index of 132.

The standard of living in Brockton ranks as #4,907 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Brockton ranks as the #1,511 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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Brockton Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Brockton Massachusetts National Average
Overall 122 132 100
Services 129 119 100
Groceries 114 112 100
Health 123 123 100
Housing 116 164 100
Transportation 111 109 100
Utilities 123 116 100
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Brockton Cost of Living Vs. MA

Brockton, 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.

$279,600
Median Home Value
$1,193
Median Rent
$62,249
Median Income
Statistic Brockton Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $279,600 $398,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,193 $1,336 $1,096
Median Income $62,249 $84,385 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.5x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Brockton Services Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Brockton Massachusetts
Shampoo $1.0 $1.06
Movie $14.43 $10.68
Bowling $21.0 $14.67

Detailed Brockton Groceries Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Brockton Massachusetts
Ground Beef $3.74 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.64 $1.39
Milk $2.27 $2.05

Detailed Brockton Health Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Brockton Massachusetts
Haircut $34.97 $18.62
Beauty Salon $64.17 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.3 $2.34

Detailed Brockton Transportation Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Brockton Massachusetts
Potatoes $4.02 $3.29
Pizza $11.16 $10.62
Beer $9.29 $9.38
Optometrist $102.75 $108.57
Doctor $194.0 $116.17
Dentist $108.27 $99.13

Detailed Brockton Utilities Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Brockton Massachusetts
Gasoline $2.19 $2.22
Tire Balancing $64.47 $50.07
All Electricity $233.87 $167.67
Phone $181.11 $175.64

Brockton SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Brockton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Brockton
Newton, MA 88,322 192 1.6x
Southfield, MI 72,966 96 0.8x
Brookline, MA 59,223 191 1.6x
Needham, MA 31,177 180 1.5x
Norwood, MA 29,446 143 1.2x
Milton, MA 27,590 156 1.3x
Dedham, MA 25,330 141 1.2x
Abington, MA 16,557 132 1.1x
Holbrook, MA 11,051 126 1.0x
Medfield, MA 6,668 157 1.3x

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