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 181.6

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

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COST OF LIVINGBostonMassachusettsUSA
  Overall182139100
  Grocery105.7104.4100
  Health8383100
  Housing314210100
  Median Home Cost$587,000$392,600$216,200
  Utilities117113100
  Transportation152120100
  Miscellaneous129109100
100=National Average
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    Reviews for Boston    111 Reviews
    Not for me - 3/13/2018
    Don't know how many stars are displayed on this web page but I rated Boston just one star. I wouldn't go near Boston unless you make or will make at least 150 to 200K a... 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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