East Falmouth 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.
IndexEast FalmouthMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index138132100
IndexEast FalmouthMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index118117100
Groceries index107108100
Health care index107121100
Housing index190167100
Transportation index101109100
Utilities index139129100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the East Falmouth, MA cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Massachusetts and cities across the country, the cost of living index in East Falmouth, MA is 138, which is 5% higher than the Massachusetts average and 38% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in East Falmouth, MA are 1% higher than the average for Massachusetts and 18% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in East Falmouth is 5% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in East Falmouth is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in East Falmouth is 90% 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)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in East Falmouth, MA, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In East Falmouth, MA homeowners have a median income of $72,793. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,698 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $41,875, which means there is a maximum of $977 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Massachusetts Sales Tax

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Massachusetts Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in East Falmouth, MA, the Massachusetts income tax and the Massachusetts sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Massachusetts maximum surtax is 6.25%, and the Massachusetts sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 5.15% to 5.15% in Massachusetts.

Goods & Services

ItemEast FalmouthNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.67$15.567.1%
Beauty Salon $48.75$36.1135.0%
Toothpaste $3.97$2.4760.6%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.6%
Movie $11.17$10.1310.3%
Bowling $4.77$4.740.7%


ItemEast FalmouthNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.56$3.9814.4%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.415.9%
Milk $2.56$2.0623.9%
Potatoes $3.99$2.9833.8%
Pizza $8.83$9.476.8%
Beer $9.44$8.797.3%

Health Care

ItemEast FalmouthNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $123.75$101.0422.5%
Doctor $142.56$107.4432.7%
Dentist $88.44$90.422.2%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.283.1%
Lipitor $391.73$426.508.2%


ItemEast FalmouthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $364,300.00$175,700.00107.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,459.71$1,133.2328.8%
Apartment Rent $1,374.00$920.0049.3%


ItemEast FalmouthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.0%
Tire Balancing $49.00$45.767.1%


ItemEast FalmouthNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$243.22$163.8148.5%
Phone $36.19$28.3927.5%
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.
Popponesset Island, MA2411616%
Seconsett Island, MA2311616%
Weweantic, MA1,66211616%
Wareham Center, MA3,21812121%
Onset, MA1,06812222%
East Falmouth, MA5,81813838%

Cities with similar population

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Sheridan, CO5,81998-2%
Moores Mill, AL5,8191011%
Hillandale, MD5,81913232%
Ware, MA5,8161033%
Chesapeake Beach, MD5,81613333%
East Falmouth, MA5,81813838%
Source: The East Falmouth, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.