Cost of living in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.90
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.93
12 eggs, large $3.46
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.74
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.95
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.94
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,782
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $2,194
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $192
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $2,296
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,692
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $105
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $66
40” flat screen TV $357
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $170
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $49
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $96
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $172
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,098
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.62
Monthly ticket public transport $84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.56
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $13
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $148
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.71
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.82
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.39
Tube of toothpaste $2.04
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $52
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $158
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $92
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.24
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPod nano 16GB $145
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.08
1 month of gym membership in business district $98
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,388 prices entered by 287 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2017.

Boston position in our World Ranking

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6th
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6th
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