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Cost of Living Comparison:
Boston, Massachusetts - Columbia, Maryland

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A salary of $132,000 in Boston, Massachusetts could decrease to $98,126 in Columbia, Maryland

Cost of Living IndexesBostonColumbia
Overall169.9126.3
Food121.8110.5
Housing268.8178.8
Utilities149103.7
Transportation105.2101.1
Health124.797.8
Miscellaneous130.897
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Columbia is 26% cheaper than Boston.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 33% cheaper in Columbia.

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