Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Boston, MA 

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 11.0% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 18.6% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 27.0% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 15.8% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 5.0% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 14.2% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $ 25.00 $      -16.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $ 100.00 $      -23.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 12.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 8.00 $      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 10.00 $      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.84 $ 5.41 $      -7.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.96 $ 2.63 $      -11.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.27 $ 2.42 $      +6.3 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.35 $ 4.82 $      -10.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.25 $ 4.04 $      -4.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.25 $ 2.60 $      -20.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.64 $ 4.94 $      -12.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.65 $ 8.99 $      +17.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.22 $ 6.37 $      -11.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.90 $ 9.25 $      +4.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 $ 2.59 $      -16.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.96 $      +5.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.67 $ 2.83 $      +6.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 $ 2.95 $      +4.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.72 $      -6.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.74 $ 1.70 $      -2.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.88 $ 2.75 $      -4.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.45 $ 2.50 $      +2.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $ 1.90 $      -20.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.83 $ 5.25 $      +37.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $ 13.33 $      -21.6 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $ 2.40 $      -17.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $ 90.00 $      -31.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 2.70 $      -46.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.80 $      -13.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 28.00 $      -6.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.92 $ 3.66 $      -6.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,000.00 $ 30,000.00 $      +7.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,886.68 $ 23,823.19 $      -8.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168.91 $ 205.66 $      +21.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 63.50 $ 58.53 $      -7.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.52 $ 67.70 $      -4.0 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 114.37 $ 95.56 $      -16.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 65.83 $ 26.00 $      -60.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 19.75 $ 16.00 $      -19.0 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,057.95 $ 2,416.67 $      -21.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 63,250.00 $ 28,000.00 $      -55.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68.33 $ 59.98 $      -12.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.61 $ 47.82 $      +7.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.65 $ 92.25 $      -6.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 161.32 $ 147.60 $      -8.5 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,071.33 $ 3,057.04 $      -24.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,686.44 $ 2,210.42 $      -17.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,134.32 $ 5,183.91 $      -36.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,316.30 $ 3,561.36 $      -17.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,477.89 $ 1,077.10 $      -27.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,164.67 $ 629.59 $      -45.9 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,281.92 $ 5,839.83 $      -7.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.65 6.56      -1.4 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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