Salem, MA Cost of Living Index

Salem cost of living index

IndexSalemMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index126120100
Goods & Services index134119100
Groceries index118116100
Health care index121119100
Housing index120125100
Transportation index111105100
Utilities index147124100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in Salem is 5.3% greater than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Salem is 26% greater than the national average.
  • 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.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in Salem, MA is $3.85.
  • The price of gas in Salem is 5.9% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.55 per gallon.
  • Augusta, GA is the least expensive city for gas at $3.11 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Salem, MA is $5.31.
  • The price of coffee in Salem is 9.4% higher than the national average.
  • Juneau, AK is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.29.
  • Waco, TX is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.79.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Salem, MA is $8.99.
  • The price of pizza in Salem is 0.5% higher than the national average.
  • Dothan, AL is the most expensive city for pizza at $14.79.
  • Ogden, UT is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.33.

Massachusetts average prices compared to national average

The average prices for Salem, MA goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Salem, MA

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
East Boston, Boston11.5Area Iv, Cambridge14.6
Charlestown, Boston12.6Back Bay-Beacon Hill, Boston14.6
East Cambridge, Cambridge13.6Mit, Cambridge14.7
Central, Boston13.8Neighborhood 9, Cambridge14.8
Wellington-Harrington, Cambridge14.1Cambridgeport, Cambridge15.1
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge14.4Riverside, Cambridge15.1
North Cambridge, Cambridge14.6South End, Boston15.2
Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge14.6Cambridge Highlands, Cambridge15.6
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Cities near Salem, MA

CityMilesCityMiles
Salem, MA0Lynnfield, MA6.7
Marblehead, MA2.3Saugus, MA6.8
Swampscott, MA3Revere, MA8.8
Beverly, MA3.3Wakefield, MA8.9
Peabody, MA3.4Topsfield, MA8.9
Lynn, MA4.1Melrose, MA9.3
Danvers, MA4.3Essex, MA10
Nahant, MA6.4Malden, MA10.3
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