Burlington, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
149
Burlington's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
87 out of 113
In Massachusetts
5,822 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 Burlington is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Burlington, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Burlington has an overall cost of living index of 149 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Burlington has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Massachusetts's index of 132.

The standard of living in Burlington ranks as #5,825 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Burlington ranks as the #593 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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Burlington Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Burlington Massachusetts National Average
Overall 149 132 100
Services 128 119 100
Groceries 114 112 100
Health 120 123 100
Housing 218 164 100
Transportation 111 109 100
Utilities 124 116 100
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Burlington Cost of Living Vs. MA

Burlington, 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.

$588,600
Median Home Value
$2,016
Median Rent
$121,433
Median Income
Statistic Burlington Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $588,600 $398,800 $229,800
Median Rent $2,016 $1,336 $1,096
Median Income $121,433 $84,385 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.8x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Burlington Services Costs Vs. Massachusetts

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

Detailed Burlington Groceries Costs Vs. Massachusetts

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

Detailed Burlington Health Costs Vs. Massachusetts

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

Detailed Burlington Transportation Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Burlington 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 Burlington Utilities Costs Vs. Massachusetts

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

Burlington SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Burlington

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Burlington
Newton, MA 88,322 192 1.3x
Brookline, MA 59,223 191 1.3x
Arlington, MA 45,379 162 1.1x
Woburn, MA 40,297 141 0.9x
Lexington, MA 33,304 190 1.3x
Needham, MA 31,177 180 1.2x
Wellesley, MA 28,747 216 1.4x
Wakefield, MA 27,041 146 1.0x
Reading, MA 25,236 152 1.0x
Stoneham, MA 23,625 147 1.0x

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