South Duxbury 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 DuxburyMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index178132100
IndexSouth DuxburyMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index131117100
Groceries index106108100
Health care index133121100
Housing index297167100
Transportation index113109100
Utilities index158129100
Displayed above is a general overview of the South Duxbury, MA cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in South Duxbury, MA is 178, which is 36% higher than the Massachusetts average and 78% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in South Duxbury, MA are 12% higher than the Massachusetts average and 31% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in South Duxbury is 36% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in South Duxbury is 78% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Duxbury is 197% 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$145,300$12,108$3,390$4,359
Renters$22,404$1,867$523$672
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in South Duxbury, MA as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for South Duxbury, MA homeowners, is $145,300. This would allow for a maximum of $3,390 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $22,404 which would result in a maximum of $523 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in South Duxbury, MA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Massachusetts, as well as the rate for income tax in Massachusetts. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Massachusetts is 6.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Massachusetts is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Massachusetts starts from 5.15% and goes up to 5.15%.

Goods & Services

ItemSouth DuxburyNational 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

ItemSouth DuxburyNational 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

ItemSouth DuxburyNational 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

ItemSouth DuxburyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $648,600.00$175,700.00269.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,986.40$1,133.2375.3%
Apartment Rent $1,173.00$920.0027.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemSouth DuxburyNational 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.
Southfield, MA012828%
Middleborough Center, MA7,43212222%
Bridgewater, MA8,37412323%
North Lakeville, MA2,40912727%
Abington, MA16,08113636%
South Duxbury, MA3,75217878%

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Enon, VA3,75298-2%
Boyne City, MI3,75390-10%
Golden Triangle, NJ3,75111818%
West Liberty, IA3,75093-7%
Cross Plains, WI3,7551099%
South Duxbury, MA3,75217878%
Source: The South Duxbury, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.