Russell 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.
IndexRussellMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index102130100
IndexRussellMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index94111100
Groceries index119113100
Health care index98111100
Housing index99167100
Transportation index118117100
Utilities index96126100

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  • The cost of living in Russell is 22% lower than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Russell is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Russell is 1% lower 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$75,625$6,302$1,764$2,269
Renters$18,594$1,550$434$558

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

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.60$14.596.8%
Beauty Salon $14.60$34.6857.9%
Toothpaste $1.99$2.4719.5%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $6.00$4.3936.6%

Groceries

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.07$4.489.1%
Fried Chicken $2.87$1.4696.0%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $6.99$8.6319.0%

Health Care

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $142.50$99.7842.8%
Doctor $99.20$105.035.6%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.49$9.410.8%
Lipitor $231.30$298.5022.5%

Housing

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $174,600.00$175,700.000.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,515.12$1,081.0340.2%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.33$2.0911.2%
Tire Balancing $61.98$45.2936.9%

Utilities

ItemRussellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.96$170.805.8%
Phone $27.50$28.262.7%
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.
Springfield, MA153,83611010%
Chester, MA72799-1%
Huntington, MA785100-0%
Chicopee, MA55,60311414%
Holyoke, MA40,07911414%
Russell, MA5441022%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Star Junction, PA54482-18%
Truro, IA54484-16%
Berwind, WV54474-26%
Eva, AL54488-12%
Hayti Heights, MO54472-28%
Russell, MA5441022%
Source: The Russell, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.