South Ashburnham 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.
IndexSouth AshburnhamMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index110131100
IndexSouth AshburnhamMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index120120100
Groceries index100107100
Health care index118120100
Housing index99165100
Transportation index98106100
Utilities index127123100

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  • The cost of living in South Ashburnham is 16% lower than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in South Ashburnham is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Ashburnham is 1% lower 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$95,107$7,926$2,219$2,853
Renters$75,048$6,254$1,751$2,252

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

ItemSouth AshburnhamNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.47$16.0914.8%
Beauty Salon $73.51$37.3396.9%
Toothpaste $2.63$2.457.6%
Shampoo $2.00$1.00100.3%
Movie $10.40$10.281.2%
Bowling $8.05$4.9363.3%

Groceries

ItemSouth AshburnhamNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.24$3.8014.7%
Fried Chicken $1.48$1.406.2%
Milk $1.97$2.012.0%
Potatoes $3.01$3.010.1%
Pizza $12.08$9.8922.2%
Beer $9.52$8.906.9%

Health Care

ItemSouth AshburnhamNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $123.27$102.1620.7%
Doctor $140.02$108.3629.2%
Dentist $123.73$92.5333.7%
Ibuprofen $9.51$9.282.5%
Lipitor $340.37$425.8220.1%

Housing

ItemSouth AshburnhamNational avg.Difference
Home Price $182,000.00$184,700.001.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,401.24$1,202.4416.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemSouth AshburnhamNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.241.7%
Tire Balancing $45.30$46.292.1%

Utilities

ItemSouth AshburnhamNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$245.00$165.9647.6%
Phone $29.97$28.684.5%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Athol, MA8,4281011%
Troy, NH1,1421022%
Greenville, NH1,1041022%
Jaffrey, NH2,5371044%
Winchendon, MA3,4001055%
South Ashburnham, MA1,04611010%

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Elkhart Lake, WI1,04697-3%
Cloverport, KY1,04673-27%
Norris Canyon, CA1,046371271%
Ranchos Penitas West, TX1,04569-31%
Midway, NM1,04783-17%
South Ashburnham, MA1,04611010%
Source: The South Ashburnham, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.