A general overview of the cost of living index for Winchester, MA is displayed above. In Winchester, MA, the overall cost of living index is 188, which is 43% higher than the Massachusetts average and 88% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Winchester, MA, the city's goods and services are 12% higher than the Massachusetts average and 31% higher than the U.S. average.