A general overview of the cost of living index for Fall River, MA is displayed above. In Fall River, MA, the overall cost of living index is 116, which is 12% lower than the Massachusetts average and 16% 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 Fall River, MA, the city's goods and services are 1% higher than the Massachusetts average and 18% higher than the U.S. average.