Westfield, MA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Westfield's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Westfield is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Westfield, MA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Westfield has an overall cost of living index of 115 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Massachusetts, Westfield has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Massachusetts's index of 131.

The standard of living in Westfield ranks as #4502 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Massachusetts. By definition, that implies Westfield ranks as the #1904 most expensive place in the Bay State.

Westfield Cost Of Living Vs. Massachusetts

Living Expense Westfield Massachusetts National Average
Overall 115 131 100
Services 121 122 100
Groceries 107 109 100
Health 106 121 100
Housing 113 165 100
Transportation 108 107 100
Utilities 122 114 100
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Westfield, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Westfield Massachusetts United States
Median Home Value $227,400 $366,800 $204,900
Median Rent $961 $1,225 $1,023
Median Income $63,660 $77,378 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.6x 4.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Westfield

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Westfield
Springfield, MA 154,596 106 0.9x
Chicopee, MA 55,661 109 0.9x
Holyoke, MA 40,376 110 1.0x
West Springfield, VA 23,202 148 1.3x
Longmeadow, MA 15,830 130 1.1x
Windsor Locks, CT 12,613 114 1.0x
Southwood Acres, CT 7,715 115 1.0x
Simsbury Center, CT 6,091 128 1.1x
Sherwood Manor, CT 5,438 115 1.0x

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