Cost of Living in Melrose, Massachusetts

41%
higher than nat'l average
105%
Housing
20%
Utilities
11%
Groceries
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Melrose, Massachusetts's cost of living is 41% higher than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area. PayScale's Cost of Living Calculator can help you find out more about how your individual needs will factor in when beginning your research to figure out how much it would cost you to relocate.

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Cost of Living in Melrose, Massachusetts by Expense Category

Housing, Utilities & Transportation
Melrose's housing expenses are 105% higher than the national average and the utility prices are 20% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 14% higher than the national average.
Median Home Price
$711,561
Median Rent
$2,229 / month
Energy Bill
$201.36 / month
Phone Bill
$214.64 / month
Gas
$2.99 / gallon
Food & Grocery
Melrose has grocery prices that are 11% higher than the national average.
Loaf of Bread
$3.69
Gallon of Milk
$2.15
Carton of Eggs
$2.01
Bunch of Bananas
$3.72
Hamburger
$4.70
Healthcare
Healthcare in Melrose is 20% higher than the national average.
Doctor's Visit
$132.96
Dentist Visit
$114.23
Optometrist Visit
$124.59
Rx Drug
$529.64
Veterinary Visit
$66.24