Dover 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.
IndexDoverMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index212131100
IndexDoverMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index129122100
Groceries index111109100
Health care index120121100
Housing index423165100
Transportation index114107100
Utilities index120114100
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  • The cost of living in Dover is 62% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Dover is 112% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dover is 323% higher than the national average.
  • Massachusetts general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Massachusetts state income tax is 129% 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$169,853$14,154$3,963$5,096
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      Massachusetts Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Massachusetts6.25%6.25%

      Massachusetts Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Massachusetts5.1%5.1%

      Goods & Services

      ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.68$17.494.6%
      Beauty Salon $50.37$38.1732.0%
      Toothpaste $2.75$2.3218.6%
      Shampoo $1.02$1.010.4%
      Movie $12.55$10.7217.0%
      Bowling $5.61$13.8659.5%

      Groceries

      ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.34$3.9014.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4022.3%
      Milk $2.49$1.9627.1%
      Potatoes $3.30$3.183.7%
      Pizza $11.30$10.398.8%
      Beer $9.60$9.234.1%

      Health Care

      ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $136.98$106.3428.8%
      Doctor $151.91$115.2531.8%
      Dentist $110.63$98.3812.4%
      Ibuprofen $9.27$9.260.1%
      Lipitor $409.74$466.4712.2%

      Housing

      ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $845,400.00$184,700.00357.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,350.45$1,273.3284.6%
      Apartment Rent $3,250.00$949.00242.5%

      Transportation

      ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.42$2.596.5%
      Tire Balancing $59.24$48.9021.2%

      Utilities

      ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$217.29$167.6029.6%
      Phone $31.08$163.4281.0%
      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.
      Brockton, MA94,81312020%
      Milford, MA25,70112626%
      Bellingham, MA5,37612727%
      Holbrook, MA11,00812626%
      Hopedale, MA3,81212727%
      Dover, MA2,453212112%

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      Fern Prairie, WA2,45313131%
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      Woodside East, DE2,45293-7%
      Alburtis, PA2,4541044%
      Dover, MA2,453212112%
      Source: The Dover, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.