Medfield 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.
Cost of living index151132100
Goods & Services index124117100
Groceries index114108100
Health care index124121100
Housing index222167100
Transportation index115109100
Utilities index118129100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Medfield, MA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Medfield, MA being 151, that puts it 15% higher than the average of Massachusetts and 51% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Medfield, MA, the price of goods and services are 6% higher than the average of Massachusetts as well as 24% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Medfield is 15% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Medfield is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Medfield is 122% 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)
The affordability of the housing market in Medfield, MA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Medfield, MA homeowners, the median income is $136,250. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $3,179 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $35,417. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $826 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Massachusetts Sales Tax

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Massachusetts Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Medfield, MA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Massachusetts, as well as the rate for income tax in Massachusetts. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Massachusetts is 6.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Massachusetts is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Massachusetts starts from 5.15% and goes up to 5.15%.

Goods & Services

ItemMedfieldNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.89$15.568.5%
Beauty Salon $52.43$36.1145.2%
Toothpaste $2.87$2.4715.9%
Shampoo $1.13$0.9617.1%
Movie $11.93$10.1317.8%
Bowling $5.29$4.7411.7%


ItemMedfieldNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$3.986.5%
Fried Chicken $1.73$1.4123.2%
Milk $2.56$2.0623.9%
Potatoes $3.50$2.9817.3%
Pizza $11.43$9.4720.7%
Beer $9.30$8.795.7%

Health Care

ItemMedfieldNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $135.03$101.0433.6%
Doctor $157.89$107.4447.0%
Dentist $114.38$90.4226.5%
Ibuprofen $9.50$9.282.4%
Lipitor $422.50$426.500.9%


ItemMedfieldNational avg.Difference
Home Price $485,200.00$175,700.00176.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,222.50$1,133.2396.1%
Apartment Rent $875.00$920.004.9%


ItemMedfieldNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$1.9910.7%
Tire Balancing $56.87$45.7624.3%


ItemMedfieldNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$203.68$163.8124.3%
Phone $31.35$28.3910.4%
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.
Woonsocket, RI41,1361099%
Brockton, MA94,26712626%
Cumberland Hill, RI8,19411919%
Chelsea, MA37,08413232%
Bellingham, MA5,05512727%
Medfield, MA5,96415151%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Jamesburg, NJ5,96312121%
Medina, NY5,96280-20%
Colusa, CA5,9621022%
Walkersville, MD5,96612222%
Steelton, PA5,95991-9%
Medfield, MA5,96415151%
Source: The Medfield, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.