Cost of Living in Amherst, MA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2550
$6473
🛋️ Without rent
$743
$2486
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1806
$3987
🍽️ Food
$551
$1419
🚐 Transport
$49.8
$132
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3773
😀 Quality of life
64
🏙️ Population
37.8K

The average cost of living in Amherst is $2550, which is in the top 1% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 122nd out of 9294 in our global list, 107th out of 2202 in the United States, and 10th out of 92 in Massachusetts.

The median after-tax salary is $3773, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 4288th (TOP 46%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1540th best city to live in the United States, and 88th most liveable city in Massachusetts. With an estimated population of 37.8K, Amherst is the 1183rd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 19 km Westover ARB/Metropolitan Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 90 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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Prices in Amherst

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$59.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$9.45
 Cappuccino
$5.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1894
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1483
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4252
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3515
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$152
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$235
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$89.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2334
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2253
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$57.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.97
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.46
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$31.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1194
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$17112

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