Brookfield 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.
IndexBrookfieldMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index118130100
IndexBrookfieldMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index121111100
Groceries index128113100
Health care index119111100
Housing index111167100
Transportation index109117100
Utilities index128126100

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  • The cost of living in Brookfield is 9% lower than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Brookfield is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brookfield is 11% 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$83,359$6,947$1,945$2,501
Renters$45,938$3,828$1,072$1,378

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

ItemBrookfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $47.06$34.6835.7%
Toothpaste $3.22$2.4730.2%
Shampoo $1.17$1.0214.5%
Movie $10.07$9.872.0%
Bowling $7.17$4.3963.3%

Groceries

ItemBrookfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $6.34$4.4841.6%
Fried Chicken $1.90$1.4629.8%
Milk $2.56$2.368.6%
Potatoes $4.51$3.0647.3%
Pizza $10.11$9.249.4%
Beer $10.03$8.6316.2%

Health Care

ItemBrookfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $116.73$99.7817.0%
Doctor $123.77$105.0317.8%
Dentist $122.94$88.7038.6%
Ibuprofen $11.38$9.4120.9%
Lipitor $267.92$298.5010.2%

Housing

ItemBrookfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $212,900.00$175,700.0021.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,493.00$1,081.0338.1%
Apartment Rent $791.00$920.0014.0%

Transportation

ItemBrookfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.44$2.0916.6%
Tire Balancing $39.98$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemBrookfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$265.73$170.8055.6%
Phone $24.95$28.2611.7%
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.
Quinebaug, CT97411111%
Ware, MA5,81611212%
Warren, MA1,45611414%
North Brookfield, MA2,07911313%
Palmer Town, MA12,15511515%
Brookfield, MA90211818%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Armour, SD90280-20%
Palo, IA90295-5%
Fairdealing, MO90278-22%
New Bethlehem, PA90287-13%
Plymptonville, PA90286-14%
Brookfield, MA90211818%
Source: The Brookfield, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.