Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Phoenix, AZ 

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Consumer Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 22.03% lower than in Boston, MA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Phoenix, AZ are 33.26% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 47.95% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 21.10% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Phoenix, AZ are 27.12% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Phoenix, AZ is 4.98% higher than in Boston, MA
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Restaurants
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 15.00 $      -25.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 60.00 $      -25.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00 $      -11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 5.00 $      -28.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00 $      -12.50 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.41 $ 4.59 $      +4.13 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 $ 1.90 $      -18.78 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.79 $ 1.44 $      -19.64 %
Markets
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.47 $ 2.86 $      -17.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.99 $ 2.30 $      -22.97 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.77 $ 1.84 $      -33.49 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.59 $ 2.22 $      -14.34 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.08 $ 5.15 $      -27.21 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.23 $ 3.84 $      -26.51 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.42 $ 5.14 $      -30.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.40 $ 1.62 $      -32.59 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $ 0.70 $      -1.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.30 $ 1.36 $      -40.75 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.50 $ 1.74 $      -30.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 $ 0.97 $      +67.39 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 $ 0.84 $      -50.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.19 $ 1.39 $      -36.51 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.78 $ 1.87 $      -32.78 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $ 1.97 $      -24.78 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.54 $ 2.04 $      -42.23 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 8.65 $      -27.92 %
Transportation
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.70 $ 2.00 $      -25.93 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $ 64.00 $      -28.89 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.23 $      -25.83 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $ 36.00 $      +28.57 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.48 $ 2.70 $      +8.56 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,500.00 $ 23,195.00 $      -1.30 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,444.33 $ 21,262.20 $      -0.85 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190.89 $ 178.14 $      -6.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $ 0.14 $      +56.25 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.72 $ 77.93 $      +20.43 %
Sports And Leisure
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70.28 $ 29.57 $      -57.92 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.43 $ 21.71 $      +1.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 11.25 $      -25.00 %
Childcare
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,965.23 $ 927.38 $      -52.81 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,555.56 $ 16,700.00 $      -34.65 %
Clothing And Shoes
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.77 $ 43.08 $      -5.87 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.61 $ 32.14 $      -16.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.10 $ 73.58 $      -3.31 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.32 $ 85.33 $      -24.70 %
Rent Per Month
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,661.55 $ 1,289.97 $      -51.53 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,910.20 $ 1,009.25 $      -47.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,116.61 $ 2,112.50 $      -48.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,865.20 $ 1,601.87 $      -44.09 %
Buy Apartment Price
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,137.07 $ 329.36 $      -71.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 548.67 $ 188.52 $      -65.64 %
Salaries And Financing
Boston, MA Edit Phoenix, AZ Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,254.13 $ 3,681.36 $      -29.93 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 3.74      +4.42 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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