Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Boston, MA 

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 4.4% higher than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 5.6% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 7.3% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 6.0% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 12.0% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 14.3% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 25.00 $      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 $ 100.00 $      -16.7 %
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) 5.26 $ 5.41 $      +2.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 $ 2.63 $      -0.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 $ 2.42 $      +23.7 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.89 $ 4.82 $      -1.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.73 $ 4.04 $      -14.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.54 $ 2.60 $      +2.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.54 $ 4.94 $      -11.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.08 $ 8.99 $      +47.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.50 $ 6.37 $      -15.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.17 $ 9.25 $      +13.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.48 $ 2.59 $      +4.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.96 $      +4.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 2.83 $      +80.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.29 $ 2.95 $      +28.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.48 $ 1.72 $      +16.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.06 $ 1.70 $      +60.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $ 2.75 $      +27.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.27 $ 2.50 $      +10.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $ 1.90 $      -17.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.86 $ 5.25 $      +36.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 13.33 $      +11.1 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 2.40 $      +37.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 83.48 $ 90.00 $      +7.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $ 2.70 $      -12.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.80 $      +3.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $ 28.00 $      -4.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.35 $ 3.66 $      -31.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 30,000.00 $      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,193.98 $ 23,823.19 $      -12.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 199.46 $ 205.66 $      +3.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 75.04 $ 58.53 $      -22.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 75.90 $ 67.70 $      -10.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.22 $ 95.56 $      +67.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.25 $ 26.00 $      +82.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 $ 16.00 $      -5.9 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,010.00 $ 2,416.67 $      +20.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,666.67 $ 28,000.00 $      -11.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.54 $ 59.98 $      -2.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.33 $ 47.82 $      +13.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.91 $ 92.25 $      -12.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 145.26 $ 147.60 $      +1.6 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,496.44 $ 3,057.04 $      +22.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,072.50 $ 2,210.42 $      +6.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,714.20 $ 5,183.91 $      +10.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,775.23 $ 3,561.36 $      -5.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 708.50 $ 1,077.10 $      +52.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 645.49 $ 629.59 $      -2.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,453.50 $ 5,839.83 $      -9.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.77 6.56      -3.2 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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