Marion Center 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.
IndexMarion CenterMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index160131100
IndexMarion CenterMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index119120100
Groceries index115107100
Health care index110120100
Housing index261165100
Transportation index102106100
Utilities index127123100

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  • The cost of living in Marion Center is 22% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Marion Center is 60% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marion Center is 161% higher than the national average.
  • Massachusetts general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Massachusetts state income tax is 129% 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$94,917$7,910$2,215$2,848
Renters$31,964$2,664$746$959

Massachusetts Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Massachusetts6.25%6.25%

Massachusetts Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Massachusetts5.1%5.1%

Goods & Services

ItemMarion CenterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.68$16.099.9%
Beauty Salon $55.55$37.3348.8%
Toothpaste $3.46$2.4541.4%
Shampoo $1.02$1.002.3%
Movie $11.42$10.2811.1%
Bowling $5.67$4.9314.9%

Groceries

ItemMarion CenterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.20$3.8010.3%
Fried Chicken $1.62$1.4016.2%
Milk $2.39$2.0119.0%
Potatoes $3.79$3.0125.9%
Pizza $9.66$9.892.3%
Beer $10.16$8.9014.1%

Health Care

ItemMarion CenterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $125.67$102.1623.0%
Doctor $146.33$108.3635.0%
Dentist $91.00$92.531.7%
Ibuprofen $9.76$9.285.2%
Lipitor $395.65$425.827.1%

Housing

ItemMarion CenterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $605,200.00$184,700.00227.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,565.25$1,202.4430.2%
Apartment Rent $989.00$949.004.2%

Transportation

ItemMarion CenterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.241.5%
Tire Balancing $50.00$46.298.0%

Utilities

ItemMarion CenterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$212.39$165.9628.0%
Phone $36.19$28.6826.2%
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.
Monomoscoy Island, MA12511616%
Seconsett Island, MA2111616%
West Wareham, MA3,08111111%
New Bedford, MA94,98811212%
Acushnet Center, MA2,85911414%
Marion Center, MA1,35716060%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Melville, LA1,35779-21%
Rutledge, TN1,35781-19%
Midway, LA1,35775-25%
Stockton, KS1,35776-24%
Strawberry Point, IA1,35783-17%
Marion Center, MA1,35716060%
Source: The Marion Center, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.