Boston, Massachusetts 

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Cost of Living in Boston, Massachusetts

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Boston is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Boston, Massachusetts is more expensive.

Boston cost of living is 169.9

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

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COST OF LIVINGBostonMassachusettsUSA
  Overall170138100
  Grocery121.8111.3100
  Health125124100
  Housing269186100
  Median Home Cost$587,000$392,600$216,200
  Utilities149115100
  Transportation105106100
  Miscellaneous131120100
100=National Average
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    Reviews for Boston    111 Reviews
    Not for me - 3/13/2018
    I wouldn't go near Boston unless you make or will make at least 150K a year. Better check the cost of living. Rent here is two or three times what it is in most US... Read More

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    Historical, culture, - 2/7/2018
    Very convenient to get around by foot.. car traffic is more difficult. Top on historic, preservation, like walking back in history. North End, Haymarket Square, Boston... Read More

    Ya know what? - 1/11/2018
    The worst thing about Boston is that it is so expensive. And you know why? Supply and demand: people want to live here. I don't understand all the bad reviews. ... Read More


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