According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Chelsea has an overall cost of living index of 127 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Massachusetts, Chelsea has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Massachusetts's index of 132.
The standard of living in Chelsea ranks as #5,142 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Chelsea ranks as the #1,277 most expensive place in the Bay State.
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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.
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