Cost of Living Comparison Between Denver, CO and Boston, MA 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 10.2% higher than in Denver, CO (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 19.2% higher than in Denver, CO
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 33.7% higher than in Denver, CO
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 18.4% higher than in Denver, CO
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 18.5% higher than in Denver, CO
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 3.4% lower than in Denver, CO
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 24.00 $      +20.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 100.00 $      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.72 $ 12.00 $      +2.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 9.80 $      +22.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.66 $ 5.68 $      +0.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 $ 2.77 $      +4.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.25 $ 2.49 $      +10.5 %
Markets
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.19 $ 4.82 $      +15.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.94 $ 4.00 $      +1.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.42 $ 2.60 $      +7.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.27 $ 4.91 $      +14.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.10 $ 8.88 $      +45.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.12 $ 6.42 $      +4.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.67 $ 9.25 $      +20.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.45 $ 2.57 $      +4.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $ 0.95 $      +22.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $ 2.83 $      +19.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.57 $ 2.95 $      +14.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.30 $ 1.72 $      +33.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 $ 1.70 $      +31.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $ 2.75 $      +40.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $ 2.50 $      +27.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $ 15.00 $      -6.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.06 $ 1.90 $      -7.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.96 $ 5.25 $      +32.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $ 13.66 $      +36.6 %
Transportation
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 $ 2.40 $      -20.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 114.00 $ 90.00 $      -21.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 2.70 $      -46.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.65 $ 2.80 $      +5.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 28.00 $      -6.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.42 $ 3.62 $      +5.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,029.12 $ 30,000.00 $      -16.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,370.51 $ 23,823.19 $      -13.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 191.90 $ 205.66 $      +7.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 63.05 $ 56.18 $      -10.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.83 $ 68.32 $      -6.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67.00 $ 95.56 $      +42.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.67 $ 26.00 $      -37.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 16.00 $      +6.7 %
Childcare
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,356.73 $ 2,416.67 $      +78.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,168.00 $ 28,000.00 $      +73.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.86 $ 60.98 $      +15.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.78 $ 47.82 $      +0.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 85.85 $ 92.37 $      +7.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.06 $ 151.00 $      +42.4 %
Rent Per Month
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,127.73 $ 3,079.60 $      +44.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,737.73 $ 2,230.00 $      +28.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,629.92 $ 5,183.91 $      +42.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,013.40 $ 3,561.36 $      +18.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 421.07 $ 1,077.10 $      +155.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 364.74 $ 629.59 $      +72.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Denver, CO Edit Boston, MA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,161.39 $ 5,942.75 $      +15.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.55 6.56      +0.1 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
Contributors in the past 12 months:165144