Watertown Town, MA Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
152
Watertown Town's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
92 out of 113
In Massachusetts
5,876 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 Watertown Town is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Watertown Town, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Watertown Town has an overall cost of living index of 152 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Watertown Town has a cost of living index that's 1.2x higher than Massachusetts's index of 132.

The standard of living in Watertown Town ranks as #5,879 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Watertown Town ranks as the #539 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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Watertown Town Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Watertown Town Massachusetts National Average
Overall 152 132 100
Services 125 119 100
Groceries 112 112 100
Health 123 123 100
Housing 232 164 100
Transportation 109 109 100
Utilities 122 116 100
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Watertown Town Cost of Living Vs. MA

Watertown Town, 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.

$599,100
Median Home Value
$1,876
Median Rent
$100,434
Median Income
Statistic Watertown Town Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $599,100 $398,800 $229,800
Median Rent $1,876 $1,336 $1,096
Median Income $100,434 $84,385 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.0x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Watertown Town Services Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Watertown Town Massachusetts
Shampoo $1.0 $1.06
Movie $14.43 $10.68
Bowling $21.0 $14.67

Detailed Watertown Town Groceries Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Watertown Town Massachusetts
Ground Beef $3.74 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.64 $1.39
Milk $2.27 $2.05

Detailed Watertown Town Health Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Watertown Town Massachusetts
Haircut $34.97 $18.62
Beauty Salon $64.17 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.3 $2.34

Detailed Watertown Town Transportation Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Watertown Town Massachusetts
Potatoes $4.02 $3.29
Pizza $11.16 $10.62
Beer $9.29 $9.38
Optometrist $102.75 $108.57
Doctor $194.0 $116.17
Dentist $108.27 $99.13

Detailed Watertown Town Utilities Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Watertown Town Massachusetts
Gasoline $2.19 $2.22
Tire Balancing $64.47 $50.07
All Electricity $233.87 $167.67
Phone $181.11 $175.64

Watertown Town SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
9
Commute
6

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