Ocean Grove 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.
IndexOcean GroveMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index117132100
IndexOcean GroveMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index118117100
Groceries index107108100
Health care index107121100
Housing index120167100
Transportation index101109100
Utilities index139129100

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  • The cost of living in Ocean Grove is 11% lower than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Ocean Grove is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ocean Grove is 20% 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$72,689$6,057$1,696$2,181
Renters$28,375$2,365$662$851

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%

Goods & Services

ItemOcean GroveNational 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%

Groceries

ItemOcean GroveNational 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

ItemOcean GroveNational 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%

Housing

ItemOcean GroveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $231,800.00$175,700.0031.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,459.71$1,133.2328.8%
Apartment Rent $863.00$920.006.2%

Transportation

ItemOcean GroveNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.0%
Tire Balancing $49.00$45.767.1%

Utilities

ItemOcean GroveNational 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.
Central Falls, RI19,4061088%
Pawtucket, RI71,31311010%
Providence, RI178,56211212%
New Bedford, MA94,87311414%
Warwick, RI82,06511515%
Ocean Grove, MA2,67411717%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hallam, PA2,67497-3%
Premont, TX2,67478-22%
Nanty-Glo, PA2,67579-21%
Oronogo, MO2,67389-11%
Buena Vista, CO2,6751000%
Ocean Grove, MA2,67411717%
Source: The Ocean Grove, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.