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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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