Cost of Living Comparison Between Boston, MA and Rochester, NY 

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Consumer Prices in Rochester, NY are 15.1% lower than in Boston, MA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Rochester, NY are 30.1% lower than in Boston, MA
Rent Prices in Rochester, NY are 50.5% lower than in Boston, MA
Restaurant Prices in Rochester, NY are 6.3% lower than in Boston, MA
Groceries Prices in Rochester, NY are 15.1% lower than in Boston, MA
Local Purchasing Power in Rochester, NY is 14.7% lower than in Boston, MA
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Restaurants
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 24.00 $      -4.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 105.00 $      +5.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.89 $      -9.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 4.25 $      -46.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $ 6.00 $      -40.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.51 $ 4.60 $      -16.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 $ 2.19 $      -18.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 $ 1.84 $      -25.3 %
Markets
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.78 $ 3.78 $      -20.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.04 $ 2.83 $      -30.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.81 $ 2.40 $      -14.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.94 $ 3.16 $      -35.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.99 $ 4.54 $      -49.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.48 $ 4.66 $      -28.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.25 $ 8.86 $      -4.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.59 $ 3.18 $      +22.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.76 $      -19.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.83 $ 2.61 $      -7.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.95 $ 2.71 $      -8.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.72 $ 1.80 $      +4.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.70 $ 1.34 $      -21.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.75 $ 2.22 $      -19.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.50 $ 1.59 $      -36.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00 $      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.90 $ 1.80 $      -5.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.25 $ 4.65 $      -11.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.33 $ 13.50 $      +1.3 %
Transportation
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.40 $ 2.00 $      -16.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $ 42.00 $      -53.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 2.50 $      -7.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $ 3.00 $      +7.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $ 21.00 $      -25.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.62 $ 3.62 $      -0.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 28,000.00 $      -6.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,823.19 $ 26,523.36 $      +11.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.66 $ 135.87 $      -33.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 58.53 $ 47.08 $      -19.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 67.70 $ 70.12 $      +3.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 95.56 $ 38.66 $      -59.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.00 $ 45.00 $      +73.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $ 14.00 $      -12.5 %
Childcare
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,416.67 $ 989.83 $      -59.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,000.00 $ 29,200.00 $      +4.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.98 $ 39.76 $      -33.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.82 $ 31.06 $      -35.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.25 $ 80.47 $      -12.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 151.00 $ 86.67 $      -42.6 %
Rent Per Month
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,065.00 $ 1,481.43 $      -51.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,210.42 $ 1,362.50 $      -38.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,183.91 $ 2,114.29 $      -59.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,561.36 $ 1,983.33 $      -44.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,077.10 $ 116.66 $      -89.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 629.59 $ 116.66 $      -81.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Boston, MA Edit Rochester, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,864.83 $ 3,499.38 $      -40.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.54 6.52      -0.4 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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