New Bedford, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
110
New Bedford's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
14 out of 118
In Massachusetts
4,134 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means New Bedford is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in New Bedford, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, New Bedford has an overall cost of living index of 110 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in New Bedford ranks as #4,135 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies New Bedford ranks as the #2,271 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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New Bedford Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense New Bedford Massachusetts National Average
Overall 110 131 100
Services 115 122 100
Groceries 105 109 100
Health 107 121 100
Housing 102 165 100
Transportation 110 107 100
Utilities 124 114 100
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New Bedford Cost of Living Vs. MA

New Bedford, 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.

$226,900
Median Home Value
$847
Median Rent
$46,321
Median Income
Statistic New Bedford Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $226,900 $381,600 $217,500
Median Rent $847 $1,282 $1,062
Median Income $46,321 $81,215 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.9x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed New Bedford Services Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item New Bedford Massachusetts
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $12.75 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed New Bedford Groceries Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item New Bedford Massachusetts
Ground Beef $3.77 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.64 $1.4
Milk $2.64 $1.96

Detailed New Bedford Health Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item New Bedford Massachusetts
Haircut $20.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $56.67 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.55 $2.32

Detailed New Bedford Transportation Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item New Bedford Massachusetts
Potatoes $3.49 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $10.32 $9.23
Optometrist $131.39 $106.34
Doctor $157.87 $115.25
Dentist $92.75 $98.38

Detailed New Bedford Utilities Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item New Bedford Massachusetts
Gasoline $2.65 $2.59
Tire Balancing $62.0 $48.9
All Electricity $235.76 $167.6
Phone $186.18 $163.42

New Bedford SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around New Bedford

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. New Bedford
Fall River, MA 89,388 112 1.0x
Taunton, MA 57,124 115 1.0x
Somerset, MA 18,165 119 1.1x
Tiverton, RI 7,804 116 1.1x
Middleborough Center, MA 7,343 120 1.1x
Bliss Corner, MA 5,150 116 1.1x

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