Wellesley, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
216
Wellesley's Overall Cost Of Living
2.2x
Higher Than The National Average
113 out of 113
In Massachusetts
6,345 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 Wellesley is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Wellesley, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Wellesley has an overall cost of living index of 216 which is 2.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Wellesley has a cost of living index that's 1.6x higher than Massachusetts's index of 132.

The standard of living in Wellesley ranks as #6,351 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Wellesley ranks as the #68 most expensive place in the Bay State.

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Wellesley Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Wellesley Massachusetts National Average
Overall 216 132 100
Services 130 119 100
Groceries 109 112 100
Health 122 123 100
Housing 432 164 100
Transportation 115 109 100
Utilities 119 116 100
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Wellesley Cost of Living Vs. MA

Wellesley, 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.

$1,212,100
Median Home Value
$2,177
Median Rent
$213,684
Median Income
Statistic Wellesley Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $1,212,100 $398,800 $229,800
Median Rent $2,177 $1,336 $1,096
Median Income $213,684 $84,385 $64,994
Home Value To Income 5.7x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.12x 0.19x 0.2x

Detailed Wellesley Services Costs Vs. Massachusetts

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

Detailed Wellesley Groceries Costs Vs. Massachusetts

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

Detailed Wellesley Health Costs Vs. Massachusetts

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

Detailed Wellesley Transportation Costs Vs. Massachusetts

Item Wellesley 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 Wellesley Utilities Costs Vs. Massachusetts

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

Wellesley SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
9
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wellesley

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wellesley
Newton, MA 88,322 192 0.9x
Waltham, MA 62,597 150 0.7x
Brookline, MA 59,223 191 0.9x
Arlington, MA 45,379 162 0.8x
Lexington, MA 33,304 190 0.9x
Needham, MA 31,177 180 0.8x
Belmont, MA 26,158 181 0.8x
Dedham, MA 25,330 141 0.7x
Reading, MA 25,236 152 0.7x
Winchester, MA 22,760 190 0.9x

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