Bliss Corner cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBliss CornerMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index122130100
IndexBliss CornerMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index123111100
Groceries index111113100
Health care index117111100
Housing index129167100
Transportation index111117100
Utilities index126126100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Bliss Corner, MA is displayed above. In Bliss Corner, MA, the overall cost of living index is 122, which is 6% lower than the Massachusetts average and 22% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Bliss Corner, MA, the city's goods and services are 11% higher than the Massachusetts average and 23% higher than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Bliss Corner is 6% lower than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Bliss Corner is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bliss Corner is 29% higher than the national average.
  • Massachusetts general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Massachusetts state income tax is 132% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$66,074$5,506$1,542$1,982
Renters$22,800$1,900$532$684
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Bliss Corner, MA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Bliss Corner, MA homeowners, is $66,074. This would allow for a maximum of $1,542 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $22,800 which would result in a maximum of $532 to be spent on rental costs.

Massachusetts Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Massachusetts6.25%6.25%

Massachusetts Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Massachusetts5.15%5.15%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Bliss Corner, MA you will want to make sure you consider both the Massachusetts sales tax and the Massachusetts income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Massachusetts is 6.25%, with the highest surtax being 6.25%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Massachusetts have a range from 5.15% to 5.15%.

Goods & Services

ItemBliss CornerNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $40.00$34.6815.3%
Toothpaste $2.50$2.471.1%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $11.75$9.8719.1%
Bowling $4.75$4.398.2%

Groceries

ItemBliss CornerNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $3.39$2.3643.8%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.50$9.248.0%
Beer $8.32$8.633.6%

Health Care

ItemBliss CornerNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $125.00$99.7825.3%
Doctor $149.00$105.0341.9%
Dentist $98.00$88.7010.5%
Ibuprofen $10.25$9.418.9%
Lipitor $293.99$298.501.5%

Housing

ItemBliss CornerNational avg.Difference
Home Price $259,200.00$175,700.0047.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,392.30$1,081.0328.8%
Apartment Rent $792.00$920.0013.9%

Transportation

ItemBliss CornerNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.33$2.0911.4%
Tire Balancing $49.00$45.298.2%

Utilities

ItemBliss CornerNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$213.54$170.8025.0%
Phone $36.19$28.2628.1%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
West Wareham, MA3,07011313%
New Bedford, MA94,87311616%
Acushnet Center, MA2,78611818%
Fall River, MA88,75611919%
Smith Mills, MA4,74111919%
Bliss Corner, MA5,90812222%

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Bliss Corner, MA5,90812222%
Source: The Bliss Corner, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.