South Dennis 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.
IndexSouth DennisMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index131130100
IndexSouth DennisMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index127111100
Groceries index108113100
Health care index124111100
Housing index143167100
Transportation index116117100
Utilities index156126100

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  • The cost of living in South Dennis is 1% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in South Dennis is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Dennis is 43% 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$52,553$4,379$1,226$1,577
Renters$19,470$1,623$454$584

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

ItemSouth DennisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.67$14.5934.8%
Beauty Salon $54.00$34.6855.7%
Toothpaste $2.54$2.472.7%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $11.69$9.8718.5%
Bowling $5.75$4.3930.9%

Groceries

ItemSouth DennisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.67$1.4614.1%
Milk $2.29$2.362.8%
Potatoes $3.29$3.067.5%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemSouth DennisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $113.50$99.7813.8%
Doctor $151.00$105.0343.8%
Dentist $115.00$88.7029.6%
Ibuprofen $9.74$9.413.5%
Lipitor $310.83$298.504.1%

Housing

ItemSouth DennisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $281,700.00$175,700.0060.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,761.00$1,081.0362.9%
Apartment Rent $929.00$920.001.0%

Transportation

ItemSouth DennisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.35$2.0912.3%
Tire Balancing $57.29$45.2926.5%

Utilities

ItemSouth DennisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$292.18$170.8071.1%
Phone $38.25$28.2635.4%
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.
West Yarmouth, MA5,88212828%
South Yarmouth, MA11,48212828%
Dennis Port, MA2,93613030%
Barnstable Town, MA44,75013535%
Harwich Center, MA1,90214040%
South Dennis, MA3,59913131%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Melrose, MN3,59995-5%
West Pleasant View, CO3,5981044%
Virden, IL3,60084-16%
Newfane, NY3,60081-19%
Venersborg, WA3,60012929%
South Dennis, MA3,59913131%
Source: The South Dennis, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.