Medfield 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 index157131100
Goods & Services index129122100
Groceries index111109100
Health care index120121100
Housing index241165100
Transportation index114107100
Utilities index120114100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Medfield, MA. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Medfield, MA being 157, that puts it 20% higher than the average of Massachusetts and 57% 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 Medfield, MA, the price of goods and services are 6% 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 Medfield is 20% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Medfield is 57% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Medfield is 141% 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

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      The affordability of the housing market in Medfield, MA as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Medfield, MA homeowners, the median income is $137,941. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $3,218 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $29,783. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $695 used for their rent related monthly costs.

      Massachusetts Sales Tax

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      Massachusetts Income Tax

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      When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Medfield, MA, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Massachusetts, as well as the rate for income tax in Massachusetts. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Massachusetts is 6.25%, and the sales tax in the state of Massachusetts is 6.25%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Massachusetts starts from 5.1% and goes up to 5.1%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemMedfieldNational 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%


      ItemMedfieldNational 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

      ItemMedfieldNational 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%


      ItemMedfieldNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $538,800.00$184,700.00191.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,350.45$1,273.3284.6%
      Apartment Rent $1,150.00$949.0021.2%


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


      ItemMedfieldNational 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.

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      Woonsocket, RI41,2721055%
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      Milford, MA25,70112626%
      Bellingham, MA5,37612727%
      Medfield, MA6,57515757%

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      Medfield, MA6,57515757%
      Source: The Medfield, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.