Cost of living in Springfield, 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 $4.41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.90
12 eggs, large $2.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.06
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $5.51
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.66
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.52
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.67
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.66
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,377
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,462
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $160
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $833
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $744
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $101
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $71
40” flat screen TV $360
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $97
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $23
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $35
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $86
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $116
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,050
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.68
Monthly ticket public transport $46
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $2.00
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $55
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.87
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $6
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.38
Tube of toothpaste $2.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $19
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $35
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $24
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $90
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.95
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $37
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $11
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 165 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2018.

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