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You would need around 5,735.27$ (3,753.16£) in Boston, MA to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,300.00£ in London (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 13.96% lower than in London
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 12.72% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 11.26% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 20.35% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 10.64% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 40.90% higher than in London

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  London  Boston, MA      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 £
(18.34 $)
    8.51 £
(13.00 $)
     -29.11 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £
(76.41 $)
    39.26 £
(60.00 $)
     -21.47 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 £
(7.64 $)
    4.58 £
(7.00 $)
     -8.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 £
(6.11 $)
    3.27 £
(5.00 $)
     -18.20 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 £
(6.11 $)
    3.93 £
(6.00 $)
     -1.84 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.58 £
(3.95 $)
    2.58 £
(3.95 $)
     -0.08 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.20 £
(1.84 $)
    1.22 £
(1.87 $)
     +1.63 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.95 £
(1.46 $)
    1.03 £
(1.57 $)
     +7.58 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.45 £
(5.28 $)
    2.44 £
(3.72 $)
     -29.46 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.93 £
(1.42 $)
    1.81 £
(2.77 $)
     +95.67 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.74 £
(1.13 $)
    1.41 £
(2.15 $)
     +90.95 %
Eggs (12) 2.33 £
(3.56 $)
    1.76 £
(2.69 $)
     -24.36 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.31 £
(5.05 $)
    4.13 £
(6.31 $)
     +24.89 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.59 £
(5.49 $)
    2.49 £
(3.80 $)
     -30.85 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.85 £
(1.29 $)
    1.30 £
(1.99 $)
     +53.75 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.88 £
(1.34 $)
    0.96 £
(1.46 $)
     +8.90 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.83 £
(1.27 $)
    1.66 £
(2.54 $)
     +99.80 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.62 £
(0.94 $)
    0.73 £
(1.11 $)
     +18.05 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.84 £
(1.28 $)
    1.29 £
(1.97 $)
     +53.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 £
(1.29 $)
    1.19 £
(1.82 $)
     +41.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £
(10.70 $)
    8.51 £
(13.00 $)
     +21.53 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.02 £
(1.57 $)
    1.25 £
(1.92 $)
     +22.26 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.32 £
(2.02 $)
    1.57 £
(2.40 $)
     +18.58 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.50 £
(12.99 $)
    6.54 £
(10.00 $)
     -23.01 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 £
(3.82 $)
    1.64 £
(2.50 $)
     -34.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 130.00 £
(198.66 $)
    49.08 £
(75.00 $)
     -62.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 £
(4.28 $)
    1.77 £
(2.70 $)
     -36.90 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.42 £
(3.69 $)
    1.96 £
(3.00 $)
     -18.77 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.45 £
(45.00 $)
    18.32 £
(28.00 $)
     -37.78 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.66 £
(7.12 $)
    2.01 £
(3.07 $)
     -56.93 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,175.00 £
(26,245.42 $)
    12,760.80 £
(19,500.00 $)
     -25.70 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 142.42 £
(217.63 $)
    112.58 £
(172.03 $)
     -20.95 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £
(0.18 $)
    0.04 £
(0.06 $)
     -69.58 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20.06 £
(30.65 $)
    31.84 £
(48.66 $)
     +58.77 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.87 £
(77.73 $)
    41.16 £
(62.90 $)
     -19.09 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.50 £
(16.05 $)
    17.10 £
(26.13 $)
     +62.88 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 £
(18.34 $)
    7.85 £
(12.00 $)
     -34.56 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.67 £
(88.13 $)
    26.82 £
(40.98 $)
     -53.50 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.62 £
(49.85 $)
    24.74 £
(37.81 $)
     -24.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 65.17 £
(99.58 $)
    53.52 £
(81.78 $)
     -17.88 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 73.56 £
(112.41 $)
    75.32 £
(115.10 $)
     +2.39 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,620.14 £
(2,475.76 $)
    1,442.80 £
(2,204.76 $)
     -10.95 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,062.93 £
(1,624.29 $)
    990.22 £
(1,513.17 $)
     -6.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,365.78 £
(5,143.31 $)
    2,791.45 £
(4,265.67 $)
     -17.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,879.51 £
(2,872.12 $)
    1,811.29 £
(2,767.86 $)
     -3.63 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,291.89 £
(1,974.16 $)
    207.35 £
(316.85 $)
     -83.95 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 727.45 £
(1,111.63 $)
    132.26 £
(202.10 $)
     -81.82 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 1,955.72 £
(2,988.57 $)
    2,405.19 £
(3,675.42 $)
     +22.98 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.91     3.50      -10.59 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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