Cost of Living in Middletown: 2018 Facts & Figures

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

If you’re planning on moving to Middletown from somewhere else in Connecticut, you may be wondering about what it’s actually going to cost you to live there. Fortunately, there’s information available to answer that question. And while the State of Connecticut as a whole is somewhat more expensive than the rest of the country, Middletown tends to be more affordable than many places in the state.

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Here are some key areas of comparison. Note that a score of 100 is the national average. The higher the number, the more an item costs.

Cost of Living Categories

Connecticut

Middletown

Overall

124

114

Groceries

117

120

Healthcare

116

118

Housing

133

102

Utilities           

125

117

Transportation

119

117

Miscellaneous*

124

120

*This reflects the cost index of those goods and services not included in the other cost of living categories. This would include clothing, restaurants, repairs, entertainment, and other services.

It may also be helpful to consider the relative cost of living in other areas around Middletown. You can click here for specifics, but here's an overview of communities in the area showing generally how they compare to the cost of living in Middletown. The numbers shown here are approximate and use the same scale as in the graph above.

More Expensive

Less Expensive

North Haven   159

New Haven   107

Kensington   121

New Britain   103

Higganum   128

Waterbury   100

Lake Pocotopaug/East Hampton   128

Meriden   107

By the way, if you’re wondering whether it makes more financial sense to build a new home or buy an existing property, here’s a helpful post that helps you look at more than just the purchase price when comparing properties.

Of course, your individual costs of building a home can vary widely. There are a number of factors that can impact the final cost of your new home, including location, size of the home, size of the lot, and materials used in your finishes. Here’s a look at how you can avoid some budget-busting surprises when building your CT custom home.

Naturally, the cost of living is only one of the factors you'll want to consider when deciding where to build your new Connecticut home.  Here are three additional reasons that Middletown makes a great place to build. Of course choosing the right builder not only ensures that you get the best deal on a Middletown new home, but that you get one that truly meets your needs and fits your lifestyle. Here’s some help for determining what a great builder looks like so that you can make the choice that’s right for you.

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