Northampton, Massachusetts vs. Boston, Massachusetts

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in Boston, Massachusetts is 45.4% more expensive than Northampton, Massachusetts.

You would need a salary of $61,069 in Boston, Massachusetts to maintain the standard of living you have in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, Boston, Massachusetts is more expensive than Northampton, Massachusetts
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
63% more expensive in Boston
than in Northampton, Massachusetts
Northampton, MA vs. Boston, MA
Compared to Northampton, Boston is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  45.4% 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
  2.7% higher
  Housing (Homeowner)
  98.5% higher
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  3.4% higher
  Commute
  52.5% higher
  Health
  0.2% higher
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  26.0% higher