Northborough, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
137
Northborough's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
70 out of 118
In Massachusetts
5,493 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 Northborough is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Northborough, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Northborough has an overall cost of living index of 137 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Northborough ranks as #5,497 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Northborough ranks as the #910 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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Northborough Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Northborough Massachusetts National Average
Overall 137 131 100
Services 129 122 100
Groceries 111 109 100
Health 120 121 100
Housing 172 165 100
Transportation 114 107 100
Utilities 120 114 100
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Northborough Cost of Living Vs. MA

Northborough, 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.

$414,100
Median Home Value
$1,176
Median Rent
$114,303
Median Income
Statistic Northborough Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $414,100 $381,600 $217,500
Median Rent $1,176 $1,282 $1,062
Median Income $114,303 $81,215 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.6x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.12x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Northborough Services Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Northborough Massachusetts
Shampoo $1.02 $1.01
Movie $12.55 $10.72
Bowling $5.61 $13.86

Detailed Northborough Groceries Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Northborough Massachusetts
Ground Beef $3.34 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.71 $1.4
Milk $2.49 $1.96

Detailed Northborough Health Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Northborough Massachusetts
Haircut $16.68 $17.49
Beauty Salon $50.37 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.75 $2.32

Detailed Northborough Transportation Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Northborough Massachusetts
Potatoes $3.3 $3.18
Pizza $11.3 $10.39
Beer $9.6 $9.23
Optometrist $136.98 $106.34
Doctor $151.91 $115.25
Dentist $110.63 $98.38

Detailed Northborough Utilities Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Northborough Massachusetts
Gasoline $2.42 $2.59
Tire Balancing $59.24 $48.9
All Electricity $217.29 $167.6
Phone $31.08 $163.42

Northborough SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
Safety
9
Amenities
8
Education
9
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Northborough

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Northborough
Worcester, MA 185,143 118 0.9x
Framingham, MA 71,649 138 1.0x
Marlborough, MA 39,736 133 1.0x
Wellesley, MA 28,747 214 1.6x
Hudson, MA 15,346 129 0.9x
Maynard, MA 10,754 133 1.0x
West Concord, MA 7,394 170 1.2x
Cochituate, MA 7,226 180 1.3x
Clinton, MA 7,154 116 0.8x
Medfield, MA 6,966 157 1.1x

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