Cost of living in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

List of prices in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Current as of Dec 2018.

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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 $5.57
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.03
12 eggs, large $3.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.63
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.34
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,744
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $2,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $157
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $2,270
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,441
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $151
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $52
40” flat screen TV $331
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $114
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $26
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $55
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $47
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $92
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $149
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,304
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.77
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) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $167
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.35
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.48
Tube of toothpaste $2.38
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $29
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $45
2 tickets to the movies $26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $97
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $103
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $426
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.21
1 month of gym membership in business district $90
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,389 prices entered by 284 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2018.

Boston position in our World Ranking

the world
25th
out of 336
n. america
12th
out of 97
usa
11th
out of 80

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n. america
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3rd
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4th
usa
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