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Boston, MA vs Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles is 6.7% more expensive than Boston.
Los Angeles housing costs are 14.4% more expensive than Boston housing costs.
Health related expenses are 7.2% more in Los Angeles.

Cost of Living
 Boston, MALos Angeles, CAUnited States
 162.4173.3100
 111.4104.1100
 83.489.4100
 260.6298.2100
 $602,600$689,500$231,200
 116.893.7100
 131.8165.3100
 129.1104.5100

100 = National Average (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)
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Reviews for Boston    116 Reviews
Boston is great? Think again. - 8/6/2019
I was born and raised in Boston, the only good thing about this place is the money, if you have a great job. Other than that, the weather sucks, people are rude, people... Read More

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Boston gets a bad reputation - 8/2/2019
I grew up 25 miles outside of Boston and currently live about an hour north in New Hampshire. Boston definitely isn't for everyone its crowded and expensive, it can be... Read More

Overrated - 5/15/2019
I rated "Just Okay" because Boston did offer a few things that other cities didn't. The schools are good, the public transit is OK and it's proximity to NYC is a winner.... Read More

Reviews for Los Angeles    233 Reviews
Not a place to live - 1/13/2020
LA has the worst of all worlds. Few bright spots- very few. Every good human being moved out or will move out soon. No one should think of moving here to live for... Read More

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Los Angeles is a pit. - 12/12/2019
Los Angeles is a pit. The cost of living is insane. If you live here you are either poor or rich. ... Read More

Not a place to raise a family - 11/26/2019
Not a place to raise a family. Drugs, theft, violence, etc. The police here are not like depicted on TV and movies, though. My experience with the LAPD has ALWAYS been... Read More

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ZIPS IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
02124, 02128, 02135, 02130, 02127, 02125, 02136, 02131, 02115, 02126, 30 total
ZIPS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
90011, 91331, 91342, 90044, 91335, 91402, 90003, 90026, 90019, 91343, 108 total

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