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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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Not for me

I wouldn't go near Boston unless you make or will make at least 150K a year. Better check the cost of living. Rent here is two or three times what it is in most US... (Read More)



Historical, culture,

Very convenient to get around by foot.. car traffic is more difficult. Top on historic, preservation, like walking back in history. North End, Haymarket Square, Boston... (Read More)



Ya know what?

The worst thing about Boston is that it is so expensive. And you know why? Supply and demand: people want to live here. I don't understand all the bad reviews. ... (Read More)



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