Bristol 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.
IndexBristolNew HampshireNational
Cost of living index102113100
IndexBristolNew HampshireNational
Goods & Services index108108100
Groceries index103103100
Health care index114114100
Housing index89123100
Transportation index102102100
Utilities index118118100
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  • The cost of living in Bristol is 9% lower than the New Hampshire average.
  • The cost of living in Bristol is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bristol is 11% lower than the national average.
  • New Hampshire general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.
  • New Hampshire state income tax is 100% lower 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$55,089$4,591$1,285$1,653
Renters$36,630$3,053$855$1,099

New Hampshire Sales Tax

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Goods & Services

ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.00$17.4914.4%
Beauty Salon $36.32$38.174.8%
Toothpaste $2.66$2.3214.6%
Shampoo $0.87$1.0114.0%
Movie $10.54$10.721.7%
Bowling $17.27$13.8624.6%

Groceries

ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.19$3.907.4%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.8%
Milk $2.95$1.9650.3%
Potatoes $3.29$3.183.4%
Pizza $11.24$10.398.1%
Beer $8.99$9.232.6%

Health Care

ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.89$106.344.2%
Doctor $152.49$115.2532.3%
Dentist $121.64$98.3823.6%
Ibuprofen $8.92$9.263.7%
Lipitor $420.38$466.479.9%

Housing

ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
Home Price $166,500.00$184,700.009.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,231.43$1,273.323.3%
Apartment Rent $829.00$949.0012.6%

Transportation

ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.64$2.591.8%
Tire Balancing $51.84$48.906.0%

Utilities

ItemBristolNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$223.90$167.6033.6%
Phone $177.15$163.428.4%
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.
Ashland, NH1,36299-1%
Franklin, NH8,4401011%
Belmont, NH1,7931044%
Tilton Northfield, NH3,5121044%
Laconia, NH16,1711044%
Bristol, NH1,9461022%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Yorklyn, PA1,94694-6%
Rio Verde, AZ1,94614848%
Waterville, MN1,94592-8%
Brockway, PA1,94588-12%
New London, IA1,94581-19%
Bristol, NH1,9461022%
Source: The Bristol, NH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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