Springfield, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
106
Springfield's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
7 out of 118
In Massachusetts
3,790 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 Springfield is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Springfield, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Springfield has an overall cost of living index of 106 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Springfield ranks as #3,791 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Springfield ranks as the #2,616 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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Springfield Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Springfield Massachusetts National Average
Overall 106 131 100
Services 121 122 100
Groceries 107 109 100
Health 106 121 100
Housing 82 165 100
Transportation 108 107 100
Utilities 122 114 100
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Springfield Cost of Living Vs. MA

Springfield, 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.

$156,200
Median Home Value
$877
Median Rent
$39,432
Median Income
Statistic Springfield Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $156,200 $381,600 $217,500
Median Rent $877 $1,282 $1,062
Median Income $39,432 $81,215 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.0x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.27x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Springfield Services Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Springfield Massachusetts
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $11.6 $10.72
Bowling $19.0 $13.86

Detailed Springfield Groceries Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Springfield Massachusetts
Ground Beef $3.45 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.67 $1.4
Milk $1.97 $1.96

Detailed Springfield Health Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Springfield Massachusetts
Haircut $28.2 $17.49
Beauty Salon $47.4 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.75 $2.32

Detailed Springfield Transportation Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Springfield Massachusetts
Potatoes $3.51 $3.18
Pizza $9.79 $10.39
Beer $10.19 $9.23
Optometrist $156.2 $106.34
Doctor $115.0 $115.25
Dentist $105.8 $98.38

Detailed Springfield Utilities Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Springfield Massachusetts
Gasoline $2.66 $2.59
Tire Balancing $58.32 $48.9
All Electricity $238.43 $167.6
Phone $174.02 $163.42

Springfield SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Springfield

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Springfield
Chicopee, MA 55,421 109 1.0x
Holyoke, MA 40,241 110 1.0x
West Springfield, VA 24,223 148 1.4x
Longmeadow, MA 15,791 130 1.2x
Windsor Locks, CT 12,671 114 1.1x
Thompsonville, CT 8,701 111 1.0x
Southwood Acres, CT 7,473 115 1.1x
Sherwood Manor, CT 5,513 115 1.1x

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