SEATTLE, Washington (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Cost of living for the Canton-Massillon metro area is above the national average and above other local cities, according to a study by a Seattle bill-paying company.

Doxo says it costs an average $982 a month to live here.

Utilities, cell phone expenses and health insurance are above average.

Akron, Dover-New Phila and Wooster are significantly lower according to the study.