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Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Boston, MA 

You would need around 5,422.90$ (3,220.66£) in Boston, MA to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,100.00£ in London (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 20.04% lower than in London
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 21.45% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 23.35% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 23.65% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 0.37% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 39.29% higher than in London

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  London  Boston, MA      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 £     7.13 £      -28.73 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 £     35.63 £      -28.73 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 5.00 £     4.16 £      -16.85 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.60 £     2.97 £      -17.51 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.50 £     3.56 £      +1.81 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.40 £     2.33 £      -3.01 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.10 £     1.05 £      -5.37 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.96 £     0.86 £      -9.87 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.94 £     0.63 £      -33.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.97 £     1.78 £      +82.28 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.56 £     2.53 £      +62.58 %
Eggs (12) 2.28 £     1.64 £      -28.12 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.81 £     8.80 £      +29.27 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.20 £     4.35 £      -39.49 %
Apples (1kg) 1.87 £     2.25 £      +20.46 %
Oranges (1kg) 1.79 £     2.52 £      +40.61 %
Tomato (1kg) 2.12 £     3.34 £      +57.12 %
Potato (1kg) 1.16 £     1.35 £      +16.39 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 £     1.09 £      +15.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.99 £     0.99 £      +0.13 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 £     7.13 £      +1.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.53 £     2.26 £      +48.29 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.51 £     3.03 £      +101.52 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.00 £     5.10 £      -36.23 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £     1.48 £      -46.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 125.00 £     41.57 £      -66.74 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £     1.54 £      -48.53 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.44 £     1.07 £      -56.19 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.74 £     16.75 £      -32.30 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.39 £     0.59 £      -57.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,000.00 £     11,284.10 £      -29.47 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 148.55 £     121.34 £      -18.32 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 £     0.04 £      -67.72 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.23 £     33.26 £      +72.93 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.12 £     38.06 £      -26.96 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.32 £     17.22 £      +84.66 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 £     7.13 £      -40.61 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.00 £     30.50 £      -49.99 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.17 £     23.59 £      -21.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 65.22 £     55.53 £      -14.86 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 70.14 £     64.14 £      -8.55 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,470.35 £     1,147.04 £      -21.99 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 916.76 £     775.19 £      -15.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,806.60 £     2,076.37 £      -26.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,693.64 £     1,280.84 £      -24.37 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,200.00 £     2,206.76 £      -73.09 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,995.09 £     1,611.61 £      -67.74 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,169.53 £     2,373.76 £      +9.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     3.80      -9.46 %
 
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