Marlborough, MA Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Marlborough, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Marlborough has an overall cost of living index of 133 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Marlborough has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Massachusetts's index of 131.

The standard of living in Marlborough ranks as #5377 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Marlborough ranks as the #1030 most expensive place in the Bay State.

Marlborough Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Marlborough Massachusetts National Average
Overall 133 131 100
Services 129 122 100
Groceries 111 109 100
Health 120 121 100
Housing 159 165 100
Transportation 114 107 100
Utilities 120 114 100
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Marlborough, 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 Marlborough Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $333,600 $366,800 $204,900
Median Rent $1,435 $1,225 $1,023
Median Income $79,228 $77,378 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.2x 4.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Marlborough

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Marlborough
Newton, MA 88,660 190 1.4x
Framingham, MA 71,649 138 1.0x
Waltham, MA 62,979 147 1.1x
Lexington, MA 33,480 189 1.4x
Needham, MA 30,735 181 1.4x
Wellesley, MA 29,201 214 1.6x
Belmont, MA 26,043 181 1.4x
Hudson, MA 15,508 129 1.0x
Maynard, MA 10,600 133 1.0x
West Concord, MA 7,402 170 1.3x

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