Housatonic 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.
IndexHousatonicMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index114131100
IndexHousatonicMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index103120100
Groceries index111107100
Health care index105120100
Housing index135165100
Transportation index102106100
Utilities index103123100

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  • The cost of living in Housatonic is 13% lower than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Housatonic is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Housatonic is 35% 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$70,096$5,841$1,635$2,103
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

ItemHousatonicNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.85$16.0920.1%
Beauty Salon $34.18$37.338.4%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.450.8%
Shampoo $1.00$1.000.1%
Movie $10.13$10.281.5%
Bowling $4.40$4.9310.7%

Groceries

ItemHousatonicNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.69$3.802.9%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4020.7%
Milk $2.31$2.0115.2%
Potatoes $3.23$3.017.4%
Pizza $8.49$9.8914.1%
Beer $8.86$8.900.5%

Health Care

ItemHousatonicNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $129.72$102.1627.0%
Doctor $113.26$108.364.5%
Dentist $99.38$92.537.4%
Ibuprofen $9.26$9.280.2%
Lipitor $419.08$425.821.6%

Housing

ItemHousatonicNational avg.Difference
Home Price $231,500.00$184,700.0025.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,659.22$1,202.4438.0%
Apartment Rent $1,497.00$949.0057.7%

Transportation

ItemHousatonicNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.24$2.240.2%
Tire Balancing $49.90$46.297.8%

Utilities

ItemHousatonicNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$146.93$165.9611.5%
Phone $34.84$28.6821.5%
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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Philmont, NY1,37998-2%
Pittsfield, MA43,6321000%
Lee, MA1,8091066%
Copake Falls, NY2081066%
Chatham, NY1,4701077%
Housatonic, MA68811414%

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Housatonic, MA68811414%
Source: The Housatonic, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.