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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.

Overall, Boston, Massachusetts cost of living is 169.90.

  COST OF LIVINGBoston, MassachusettsUnited States
  Overall  170100
  Grocery  121.8100
  Health  125100
  Housing  269100
  Utilities  149100
  Transportation  105100
  Miscellaneous  131100

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good times city living
I moved to the South End sector of the city 10 years ago after living i the suburb of Norwell for 15 years. I am close to everything so very walkable for everything I... (read more)
A great place to live
Boston is a fantastic place to live with great... (read more)
Mass Transit
It is virtually impossible to get lost in Boston. Clear signs and maps, even if you are at the wrong stop,it can be easily... (read more)
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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... (read more)
Boston is great!
I love Boston. It's the most beautiful american city. Lots of stuff to do even if you don't have much money. ... (read more)
Boston: dirty, deteriorating infrastructure, mean,
I have lived in Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Washigton DC, and have to say living in Boston has been an education on what I DO NOT want. At first I was excited moving to... (read more)
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