Gardner, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Gardner'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 Gardner is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Gardner, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Gardner has an overall cost of living index of 107 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Gardner has a cost of living index that's 0.8x lower than Massachusetts's index of 131.

The standard of living in Gardner ranks as #3874 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Gardner ranks as the #2532 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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Gardner Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Gardner Massachusetts National Average
Overall 107 131 100
Services 120 122 100
Groceries 100 109 100
Health 118 121 100
Housing 90 165 100
Transportation 98 107 100
Utilities 127 114 100
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Gardner Cost of Living Vs. MA

Gardner, 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 Gardner Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $181,500 $366,800 $204,900
Median Rent $811 $1,225 $1,023
Median Income $50,239 $77,378 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.6x 4.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Gardner

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Gardner
Newton, MA 88,660 190 1.8x
Leominster, MA 41,579 114 1.1x
Fitchburg, MA 40,737 109 1.0x
Lexington, MA 33,480 189 1.8x
Needham, MA 30,735 181 1.7x
Wellesley, MA 29,201 214 2.0x
Reading, MA 25,100 150 1.4x
Winchester, MA 22,677 190 1.8x
Athol, MA 8,412 101 0.9x
Cochituate, MA 6,942 180 1.7x

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