Clinton 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.
IndexClintonMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index126130100
IndexClintonMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index127111100
Groceries index108113100
Health care index124111100
Housing index125167100
Transportation index116117100
Utilities index156126100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Clinton, MA is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Clinton, MA enjoy a cost of living index of 126. This index is 3% lower than the Massachusetts average, and 26% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Clinton, MA, the average cost of goods and services is 15% higher than it is in Massachusetts, and it is 27% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Clinton is 3% lower than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Clinton is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clinton is 25% 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$76,431$6,369$1,783$2,293
Renters$38,684$3,224$903$1,161
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Clinton, 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 Clinton, MA homeowners, is $76,431. This would allow for a maximum of $1,783 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $38,684 which would result in a maximum of $903 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 Clinton, 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

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.67$14.5934.8%
Beauty Salon $54.00$34.6855.7%
Toothpaste $2.54$2.472.7%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $11.69$9.8718.5%
Bowling $5.75$4.3930.9%

Groceries

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4614.1%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $3.29$3.067.5%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $113.50$99.7813.8%
Doctor $151.00$105.0343.8%
Dentist $115.00$88.7029.6%
Ibuprofen $9.74$9.413.5%
Lipitor $310.83$298.504.1%

Housing

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $230,100.00$175,700.0031.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,761.00$1,081.0362.9%
Apartment Rent $1,020.00$920.0010.9%

Transportation

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.0912.3%
Tire Balancing $57.29$45.2926.5%

Utilities

ItemClintonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$292.18$170.8071.1%
Phone $38.25$28.2635.4%
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.
Shirley, MA1,32111919%
Fitchburg, MA40,41911212%
Devens, MA1,74512222%
Worcester, MA182,51111818%
South Ashburnham, MA1,04211616%
Clinton, MA7,48812626%

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North Springfield, VA7,48713434%
Mantua, VA7,48716767%
Willow Street, PA7,48511414%
Franklin, LA7,48381-19%
Seminole, OK7,49375-25%
Clinton, MA7,48812626%
Source: The Clinton, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.