Boston, Massachusetts 

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Economy in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston has an unemployment rate of 3.1%. The US average is 3.9%.

Boston has seen the job market increase by 4.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 42.5%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Boston
- The Sales Tax Rate for Boston is 6.3%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Boston is 5.1%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Boston
- The average income of a Boston resident is $34,770 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Boston resident is $54,485 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYBoston, MassachusettsUnited States
  2.8%3.7%
  4.3%1.6%
  42.5%33.5%
  6.3%6.2%
  5.1%4.6%
  $39,686$31,177
  $62,021$57,652
  $69,616$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  0.1%1.3%
  0.0%0.6%
  3.3%6.2%
  4.4%10.4%
  1.4%2.7%
  8.4%11.6%
  2.7%4.1%
  0.4%0.9%
  2.4%2.1%
  7.2%4.7%
  2.0%1.9%
  11.7%6.7%
  0.1%0.1%
  4.5%4.3%
  13.4%9.3%
  18.4%13.8%
  2.1%2.2%
  8.5%7.4%
  4.6%4.9%
  4.4%4.8%
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    Reviews for Boston    116 Reviews
    Boston is great? Think again. - 8/6/2019
    I was born and raised in Boston, the only good thing about this place is the money, if you have a great job. Other than that, the weather sucks, people are rude, people... Read More

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    Boston gets a bad reputation - 8/2/2019
    I grew up 25 miles outside of Boston and currently live about an hour north in New Hampshire. Boston definitely isn't for everyone its crowded and expensive, it can be... Read More

    Overrated - 5/15/2019
    I rated "Just Okay" because Boston did offer a few things that other cities didn't. The schools are good, the public transit is OK and it's proximity to NYC is a winner.... Read More


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