San Francisco, California vs. Boston, Massachusetts

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in Boston, Massachusetts is 37.1% cheaper than San Francisco, California.

You would need a salary of $62,869 in Boston, Massachusetts to maintain the standard of living you have in San Francisco, California.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, Boston, Massachusetts is cheaper than San Francisco, California
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
46% cheaper in Boston
than in San Francisco, California
San Francisco, CA vs. Boston, MA
Compared to San Francisco, Boston is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  37.1% lower
      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
  4.5% lower
  Housing (Homeowner)
  56.3% lower
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  19.8% higher
  Commute
  16.7% lower
  Health
  21.9% lower
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  7.1% higher