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Cost of Living Comparison:
Boston, Massachusetts - San Francisco, California

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A salary of $100,000 in Boston, Massachusetts should increase to $160,447 in San Francisco, California

Cost of Living IndexesBostonSan Francisco
Overall169.9272.6
Food121.8121.6
Housing268.8604.1
Utilities14996.3
Transportation105.2114.6
Health124.7115.3
Miscellaneous130.8118.9
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
San Francisco is 60% more expensive than Boston.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 124% more expensive in San Francisco.



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