Boxford 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.
IndexBoxfordMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index176132100
IndexBoxfordMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index131117100
Groceries index106108100
Health care index133121100
Housing index289167100
Transportation index113109100
Utilities index158129100

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  • The cost of living in Boxford is 34% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Boxford is 76% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Boxford is 189% 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$109,180$9,098$2,547$3,276
Renters$0$0$0$0

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%

Goods & Services

ItemBoxfordNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.93$15.5634.5%
Beauty Salon $50.40$36.1139.6%
Toothpaste $2.46$2.470.6%
Shampoo $0.96$0.960.5%
Movie $13.24$10.1330.7%
Bowling $9.15$4.7493.3%

Groceries

ItemBoxfordNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$3.982.1%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4122.2%
Milk $1.94$2.066.2%
Potatoes $3.26$2.989.4%
Pizza $11.10$9.4717.1%
Beer $9.62$8.799.4%

Health Care

ItemBoxfordNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.42$101.046.3%
Doctor $188.00$107.4475.0%
Dentist $121.47$90.4234.3%
Ibuprofen $9.19$9.281.0%
Lipitor $439.90$426.503.1%

Housing

ItemBoxfordNational avg.Difference
Home Price $508,200.00$175,700.00189.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,986.40$1,133.2375.3%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBoxfordNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$1.992.1%
Tire Balancing $62.45$45.7636.5%

Utilities

ItemBoxfordNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$287.63$163.8175.6%
Phone $38.66$28.3936.2%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lawrence, MA77,36412525%
Lynn, MA91,28912929%
Haverhill, MA61,76912424%
Methuen Town, MA48,15912727%
Salem, MA42,32113636%
Boxford, MA2,22817676%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chase City, VA2,22882-18%
Neodesha, KS2,22978-22%
Fairplains, NC2,22987-13%
Sisters, OR2,22711212%
Ross, CA2,227435335%
Boxford, MA2,22817676%
Source: The Boxford, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.