Cost of living in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.82
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.96
12 eggs, large $3.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.09
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.14
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,758
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $2,167
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $173
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $2,525
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,735
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $117
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $59
40” flat screen TV $343
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $32
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $53
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $36
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $149
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,190
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.65
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) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $126
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.60
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.96
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.88
Tube of toothpaste $2.03
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $51
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $238
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $88
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.99
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPad Air 2, 64GB $501
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.07
1 month of gym membership in business district $86
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,788 prices entered by 316 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2017.

Boston position in our World Ranking

the world
25th
out of 318
n. america
8th
out of 93
usa
8th
out of 80

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