Rowley 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.
IndexRowleyMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index143132100
IndexRowleyMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index131117100
Groceries index106108100
Health care index133121100
Housing index178167100
Transportation index113109100
Utilities index158129100

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  • The cost of living in Rowley is 9% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Rowley is 43% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rowley is 78% 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$74,939$6,245$1,748$2,248
Renters$22,321$1,860$521$670

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

ItemRowleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.93$15.5634.5%
Beauty Salon $50.40$36.1139.6%
Toothpaste $2.46$2.470.6%
Shampoo $0.96$0.960.5%
Movie $13.24$10.1330.7%
Bowling $9.15$4.7493.3%

Groceries

ItemRowleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$3.982.1%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4122.2%
Milk $1.94$2.066.2%
Potatoes $3.26$2.989.4%
Pizza $11.10$9.4717.1%
Beer $9.62$8.799.4%

Health Care

ItemRowleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.42$101.046.3%
Doctor $188.00$107.4475.0%
Dentist $121.47$90.4234.3%
Ibuprofen $9.19$9.281.0%
Lipitor $439.90$426.503.1%

Housing

ItemRowleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $391,000.00$175,700.00122.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,986.40$1,133.2375.3%
Apartment Rent $696.00$920.0024.3%

Transportation

ItemRowleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.03$1.992.1%
Tire Balancing $62.45$45.7636.5%

Utilities

ItemRowleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$287.63$163.8175.6%
Phone $38.66$28.3936.2%
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.
Lawrence, MA77,36412525%
Haverhill, MA61,76912424%
Salem, MA42,32113636%
Amesbury Town, MA16,55413131%
Hampton Beach, NH1,94113131%
Rowley, MA1,44414343%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Shelbina, MO1,44481-19%
Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, PA1,4441088%
Ballplay, AL1,44479-21%
Anna, OH1,44490-10%
Manly, IA1,44481-19%
Rowley, MA1,44414343%
Source: The Rowley, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.