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Retire To Cambridge, MA
City Report

Cambridge, Massachusetts is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.




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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts


Cambridge Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Middlesex County blank blank blank 1,503,085
Cambridge 95,802 101,355 105,162 107,289



Cambridge
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2016 .nana
2015 .$676,35013.7%
2014 .$595,01413.2%
2013 .$525,4373.3%
2012 . $508,759 1.2%
2011 . $502,500 -2.5%
2010 . $515,455 1.4%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2016)
. Cambridge GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $676,350 $374,000
Nearest Big City Boston na
Home Sales Price in Boston $417,000 $291,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 131% of Boston home prices 104%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2016)
. Cambridge GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $676,350 $374,000
Monthly Rent $2,113 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 21.5 times the annual rent 17.1



Cambridge
Cost of Living (2016)
163% GPTR 99 City Average
110%



Cambridge Taxes
(2016-17)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 6.3% -- 35* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 126 days 4* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Cambridge Building Permits
(single family homes)
2015 39
2014 31
2013 12
2012 35
2011 14
2010 9



Cambridge Interactive Maps


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