Sandwich 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.
IndexSandwichMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index133130100
IndexSandwichMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index123111100
Groceries index111113100
Health care index117111100
Housing index166167100
Transportation index111117100
Utilities index126126100

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  • The cost of living in Sandwich is 3% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Sandwich is 33% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sandwich is 66% 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$81,172$6,764$1,894$2,435
Renters$25,417$2,118$593$763

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

ItemSandwichNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $40.00$34.6815.3%
Toothpaste $2.50$2.471.1%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $11.75$9.8719.1%
Bowling $4.75$4.398.2%

Groceries

ItemSandwichNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $3.39$2.3643.8%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.50$9.248.0%
Beer $8.32$8.633.6%

Health Care

ItemSandwichNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $125.00$99.7825.3%
Doctor $149.00$105.0341.9%
Dentist $98.00$88.7010.5%
Ibuprofen $10.25$9.418.9%
Lipitor $293.99$298.501.5%

Housing

ItemSandwichNational avg.Difference
Home Price $333,400.00$175,700.0089.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,392.30$1,081.0328.8%
Apartment Rent $1,021.00$920.0011.0%

Transportation

ItemSandwichNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.33$2.0911.4%
Tire Balancing $49.00$45.298.2%

Utilities

ItemSandwichNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$213.54$170.8025.0%
Phone $36.19$28.2628.1%
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.
Seconsett Island, MA2311919%
Popponesset Island, MA2411919%
West Wareham, MA3,07011313%
Weweantic, MA1,66211919%
White Island Shores, MA1,91712323%
Sandwich, MA2,84713333%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Murfreesboro, NC2,84791-9%
Priceville, AL2,84896-4%
Hamburg, AR2,84680-20%
West, TX2,84883-17%
Littleton Common, MA2,84513737%
Sandwich, MA2,84713333%
Source: The Sandwich, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.