Hopedale 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.
Cost of living index127131100
Goods & Services index129120100
Groceries index111107100
Health care index120120100
Housing index141165100
Transportation index114106100
Utilities index120123100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Hopedale, MA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Hopedale, MA being 127, that puts it 3% lower than the average of Massachusetts and 27% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Hopedale, MA, the price of goods and services are 7% higher than the average of Massachusetts as well as 29% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Hopedale is 3% lower than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Hopedale is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hopedale is 41% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Hopedale, MA to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Hopedale, MA, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Hopedale, MA salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Hopedale, MA by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Hopedale, MA have a median income of $88,667. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,069 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $66,731, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $1,557.

Massachusetts Sales Tax

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Massachusetts Income Tax

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When assessing the complete cost of living in Hopedale, MA, the Massachusetts income tax and the Massachusetts sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Massachusetts maximum surtax is 6.25%, and the Massachusetts sales tax is 6.25%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 5.1% to 5.1% in Massachusetts.

Goods & Services

ItemHopedaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.68$16.093.7%
Beauty Salon $50.37$37.3334.9%
Toothpaste $2.75$2.4512.4%
Shampoo $1.02$1.001.5%
Movie $12.55$10.2822.1%
Bowling $5.61$4.9313.7%


ItemHopedaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.34$3.8012.3%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4022.2%
Milk $2.49$2.0124.2%
Potatoes $3.30$3.019.6%
Pizza $11.30$9.8914.4%
Beer $9.60$8.907.9%

Health Care

ItemHopedaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $136.98$102.1634.1%
Doctor $151.91$108.3640.2%
Dentist $110.63$92.5319.6%
Ibuprofen $9.27$9.280.1%
Lipitor $409.74$425.823.8%


ItemHopedaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $276,800.00$184,700.0049.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,350.45$1,202.4495.5%
Apartment Rent $1,128.00$949.0018.9%


ItemHopedaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.42$2.248.0%
Tire Balancing $59.24$46.2928.0%


ItemHopedaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$217.29$165.9630.9%
Phone $31.08$28.688.4%
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.

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Woonsocket, RI41,2721077%
Harrisville, RI1,6291099%
Pascoag, RI4,91511313%
Valley Falls, RI12,11611414%
Worcester, MA183,67711818%
Hopedale, MA3,81212727%

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Hopedale, MA3,81212727%
Source: The Hopedale, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.