Lunenburg 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.
IndexLunenburgMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index123131100
IndexLunenburgMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index120122100
Groceries index100109100
Health care index118121100
Housing index143165100
Transportation index98107100
Utilities index127114100
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  • The cost of living in Lunenburg is 6% lower than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Lunenburg is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lunenburg is 43% higher than the national average.
  • Massachusetts general sales tax is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Massachusetts state income tax is 125% 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$99,375$8,281$2,319$2,982
      Renters$115,084$9,590$2,685$3,453

      Massachusetts Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Massachusetts6.25%6.25%

      Massachusetts Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Massachusetts5%5%

      Goods & Services

      ItemLunenburgNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.47$17.495.6%
      Beauty Salon $73.51$38.1792.6%
      Toothpaste $2.63$2.3213.5%
      Shampoo $2.00$1.0198.0%
      Movie $10.40$10.723.0%
      Bowling $8.05$13.8641.9%

      Groceries

      ItemLunenburgNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.24$3.9016.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.48$1.406.2%
      Milk $1.97$1.960.2%
      Potatoes $3.01$3.185.5%
      Pizza $12.08$10.3916.2%
      Beer $9.52$9.233.1%

      Health Care

      ItemLunenburgNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $123.27$106.3415.9%
      Doctor $140.02$115.2521.5%
      Dentist $123.73$98.3825.8%
      Ibuprofen $9.51$9.262.7%
      Lipitor $340.37$466.4727.0%

      Housing

      ItemLunenburgNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $243,100.00$184,700.0031.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,401.24$1,273.3210.0%
      Apartment Rent $1,616.00$949.0070.3%

      Transportation

      ItemLunenburgNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.21$2.5914.9%
      Tire Balancing $45.30$48.907.4%

      Utilities

      ItemLunenburgNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$245.00$167.6046.2%
      Phone $29.97$163.4281.7%
      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.
      Greenville, NH1,1041022%
      Gardner, MA20,3341077%
      Fitchburg, MA40,4411099%
      South Ashburnham, MA1,04611010%
      Shirley, MA1,36111010%
      Lunenburg, MA2,02712323%

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      Lake Mills, IA2,02786-14%
      Woodstock, AL2,02782-18%
      Gwinn, MI2,02778-22%
      Lyons, CO2,02712727%
      Bangor, MI2,02781-19%
      Lunenburg, MA2,02712323%
      Source: The Lunenburg, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.