Norwood, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
143
Norwood's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
78 out of 113
In Massachusetts
5,677 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Norwood is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Norwood, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Norwood has an overall cost of living index of 143 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Norwood has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Massachusetts's index of 132.

The standard of living in Norwood ranks as #5,680 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Norwood ranks as the #738 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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Norwood Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Norwood Massachusetts National Average
Overall 143 132 100
Services 129 119 100
Groceries 109 112 100
Health 120 123 100
Housing 191 164 100
Transportation 115 109 100
Utilities 122 116 100
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Norwood Cost of Living Vs. MA

Norwood, 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.

$455,300
Median Home Value
$1,655
Median Rent
$90,341
Median Income
Statistic Norwood Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $455,300 $398,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,655 $1,336 $1,096
Median Income $90,341 $84,385 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.0x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Norwood Services Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Norwood Massachusetts
Shampoo $1.02 $1.06
Movie $12.55 $10.68
Bowling $5.61 $14.67

Detailed Norwood Groceries Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Norwood Massachusetts
Ground Beef $3.34 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.71 $1.39
Milk $2.49 $2.05

Detailed Norwood Health Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Norwood Massachusetts
Haircut $16.68 $18.62
Beauty Salon $50.37 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.75 $2.34

Detailed Norwood Transportation Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Norwood Massachusetts
Potatoes $3.3 $3.29
Pizza $11.3 $10.62
Beer $9.6 $9.38
Optometrist $136.98 $108.57
Doctor $151.91 $116.17
Dentist $110.63 $99.13

Detailed Norwood Utilities Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Norwood Massachusetts
Gasoline $2.42 $2.22
Tire Balancing $59.24 $50.07
All Electricity $217.29 $167.67
Phone $31.08 $175.64

Norwood SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Norwood

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Norwood
Newton, MA 88,322 192 1.3x
Brookline, MA 59,223 191 1.3x
Arlington, MA 45,379 162 1.1x
Lexington, MA 33,304 190 1.3x
Needham, MA 31,177 180 1.3x
Wellesley, MA 28,747 216 1.5x
Milton, MA 27,590 156 1.1x
Belmont, MA 26,158 181 1.3x
Dedham, MA 25,330 141 1.0x
Winchester, MA 22,760 190 1.3x

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