Boston, Massachusetts 

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Cost of Living in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts is best known as an expensive city but there are plenty of opportunities available for those looking for an enjoyable lifestyle at an affordable price point. From housing options ranging from single-family homes to luxury condos - there's something out there that won't break your budget. Additionally, groceries and transportation costs remain relatively low compared with other parts of the US - making Boston a great city if you're looking for value for your dollar.

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 153.4

COST OF LIVINGBostonMassachusettsUSA
  153.4127.5100
  111.4108.9100
  89.790.2100
  228.7175100
  $656,500$557,300$338,100
  116.8112.9100
  131.8107.9100
  157.9147.9100
100=National Average
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    Reviews for Boston    122 Reviews
    Boston is great! - 4/2/2023
    health care in the country, plenty of jobs, gorgeous architecture, cool neighborhoods, lots of great restaurants, and always something to do. The beautiful coast, the... Read More

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    Many pros, but all are outweighed by the cons - 1/31/2022
    I've lived in/near Boston my whole life almost. It has many pros such as a big city feel, extremely safe, reliable train transportation, great food. However any pro... Read More

    Do you want to feel poor?! Come on down! - 10/4/2021
    I moved to MA from the country of Georgia in eastern Europe. Then traveled quite a bit in the U.S. Boston definitely has its own flavor. Suburbs offer okay schools,... Read More


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