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Cost of Living Comparison Between Baltimore, MD and Boston, MA Reverse

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You would need around 5,413.79$ in Boston, MA to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 4,200.00$ in Baltimore, MD (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 13.20% higher than in Baltimore, MD
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 28.90% higher than in Baltimore, MD
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 58.96% higher than in Baltimore, MD
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 19.32% higher than in Baltimore, MD
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 15.40% higher than in Baltimore, MD
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 12.86% lower than in Baltimore, MD

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  Baltimore, MD  Boston, MA      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     12.00 $      +20.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 49.00 $     60.00 $      +22.45 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.00 $     7.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     5.00 $      +42.86 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     6.00 $      +20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.40 $     3.95 $      +16.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $     1.80 $      +9.80 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     1.51 $      +18.50 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.24 $     1.04 $      -16.12 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.73 $     2.84 $      +4.07 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.04 $     4.85 $      +59.21 %
Eggs (12) 2.73 $     2.66 $      -2.52 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.48 $     11.88 $      +25.26 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.50 $     7.62 $      +1.68 %
Apples (1kg) 3.92 $     4.18 $      +6.66 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.67 $     4.07 $      +11.06 %
Tomato (1kg) 4.05 $     5.62 $      +38.59 %
Potato (1kg) 2.01 $     2.35 $      +16.88 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.32 $     1.75 $      +31.85 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.44 $     1.71 $      +18.62 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $     12.00 $      -14.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.12 $     2.97 $      +39.61 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.12 $     4.42 $      +41.30 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.79 $     9.75 $      +43.59 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.60 $     2.50 $      +56.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.25 $     70.00 $      +8.95 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.80 $     2.60 $      +44.44 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $     1.74 $      -13.01 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 $     28.00 $      +40.00 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.93 $     0.98 $      +6.15 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,992.50 $     19,000.00 $      -4.96 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 155.94 $     210.48 $      +34.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $     0.07 $      -44.00 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 52.22 $     54.46 $      +4.28 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.20 $     64.98 $      +13.61 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.00 $     25.85 $      -26.15 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $     12.00 $      0.00 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.43 $     47.99 $      +21.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.79 $     38.32 $      +4.15 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 79.14 $     95.71 $      +20.93 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 79.80 $     117.59 $      +47.35 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,227.27 $     1,904.55 $      +55.19 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 822.50 $     1,339.13 $      +62.81 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,205.56 $     3,607.14 $      +63.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,511.11 $     2,315.62 $      +53.24 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,076.39 $     3,063.99 $      +184.65 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 538.20 $     2,157.64 $      +300.90 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,640.00 $     4,088.50 $      +12.32 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     3.81      -9.20 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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