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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Boston, Massachusetts is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Boston, Massachusetts is more expensive.

Boston, Massachusetts cost of living is 169.90.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGBoston, MassachusettsUnited States
  Overall  170100
  Grocery  121.8100
  Health  125100
  Housing  269100
  Utilities  149100
  Transportation  105100
  Miscellaneous  131100

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SOOOO proud to be from Massachusetts. We have it all here. Great colleges, ethnic and cultural diversity, an hour either way from the pure heaven of the Cape, North...



If you like high taxes and poor weather move here.

Corrupt Politicians, terrible roads and signage, terrible weather, liberal idiots who couldn't live without the government intervening in their freedoms. Oh, high cost...



If your a liberal, that loves bad weather and corr

Extremely high cost of living. Corrupt and Inept Democrat politicians who never answer for any mis deeds. Taxes that get wasted on money laundering unions and illegal...



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