West Dennis 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.
IndexWest DennisMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index133131100
IndexWest DennisMassachusettsNational
Goods & Services index119120100
Groceries index115107100
Health care index110120100
Housing index173165100
Transportation index102106100
Utilities index127123100

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  • The cost of living in West Dennis is 2% higher than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in West Dennis is 33% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Dennis is 73% 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$77,409$6,451$1,806$2,323
Renters$20,638$1,720$482$619

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

ItemWest DennisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.68$16.099.9%
Beauty Salon $55.55$37.3348.8%
Toothpaste $3.46$2.4541.4%
Shampoo $1.02$1.002.3%
Movie $11.42$10.2811.1%
Bowling $5.67$4.9314.9%

Groceries

ItemWest DennisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.20$3.8010.3%
Fried Chicken $1.62$1.4016.2%
Milk $2.39$2.0119.0%
Potatoes $3.79$3.0125.9%
Pizza $9.66$9.892.3%
Beer $10.16$8.9014.1%

Health Care

ItemWest DennisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $125.67$102.1623.0%
Doctor $146.33$108.3635.0%
Dentist $91.00$92.531.7%
Ibuprofen $9.76$9.285.2%
Lipitor $395.65$425.827.1%

Housing

ItemWest DennisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $403,200.00$184,700.00118.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,565.25$1,202.4430.2%
Apartment Rent $644.00$949.0032.1%

Transportation

ItemWest DennisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.241.5%
Tire Balancing $50.00$46.298.0%

Utilities

ItemWest DennisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$212.39$165.9628.0%
Phone $36.19$28.6826.2%
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.
South Dennis, MA3,58212828%
South Yarmouth, MA10,95312525%
West Yarmouth, MA6,08012626%
Dennis Port, MA2,68012727%
Harwich Center, MA1,42313636%
West Dennis, MA2,47413333%

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Caryville, TN2,47478-22%
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Whitesboro, NJ2,47494-6%
Lake Cherokee, TX2,4751055%
Pablo, MT2,47588-12%
West Dennis, MA2,47413333%
Source: The West Dennis, MA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.