Woods Hole 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.
IndexWoods HoleMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index174130100
IndexWoods HoleMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index123111100
Groceries index111113100
Health care index117111100
Housing index303167100
Transportation index111117100
Utilities index126126100

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  • The cost of living in Woods Hole is 34% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Woods Hole is 74% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Woods Hole is 203% 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$68,250$5,688$1,592$2,048
Renters$63,611$5,301$1,484$1,909

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

ItemWoods HoleNational 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

ItemWoods HoleNational 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

ItemWoods HoleNational 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

ItemWoods HoleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $630,300.00$175,700.00258.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,392.30$1,081.0328.8%
Apartment Rent $1,579.00$920.0071.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemWoods HoleNational 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.
Popponesset Island, MA2411919%
Seconsett Island, MA2311919%
New Bedford, MA94,87311616%
Acushnet Center, MA2,78611818%
Bliss Corner, MA5,90812222%
Woods Hole, MA95317474%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sugar Notch, PA95392-8%
Chili, NM95382-18%
Harrisville, PA95382-18%
Ruston, WA95312222%
Goldsboro, PA9531000%
Woods Hole, MA95317474%
Source: The Woods Hole, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.