Albany, New York vs. Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in Cambridge, Massachusetts is 80.0% more expensive than Albany, New York.

You would need a salary of $216,000 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to maintain the standard of living you have in Albany, New York.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, Cambridge, Massachusetts is more expensive than Albany, New York
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
261% more expensive in Cambridge
than in Albany, New York
Albany, NY vs. Cambridge, MA
Compared to Albany, Cambridge is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  80.0% higher
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Renter
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Food
  14.5% higher
  Housing (Homeowner)
  338.0% higher
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  7.1% higher
  Commute
  9.2% higher
  Health
  23.6% lower
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  11.3% higher