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Cost of Living Comparison:
Des Moines, Iowa - Boston, Massachusetts

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A salary of $15,000 in Des Moines, Iowa should increase to $30,816 in Boston, Massachusetts

Cost of Living IndexesDes MoinesBoston
100=national average

Boston is 105% more expensive than Des Moines.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 318% more expensive in Boston.

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