Cost of Living Comparison Between Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA 

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Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 1.33% lower than in Cambridge, MA
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 15.74% higher than in Cambridge, MA
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Restaurants
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 85.00 $      +6.25 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 10.00 $      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 $ 7.00 $      +7.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $ 8.00 $      +14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.62 $ 4.86 $      +5.14 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.24 $ 2.37 $      +6.12 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 $ 2.08 $      +4.03 %
Markets
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.81 $ 3.92 $      +2.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.25 $ 3.33 $      +2.37 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.28 $ 1.92 $      -55.14 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.00 $ 3.33 $      -33.42 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.49 $ 7.38 $      +34.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) ? 6.21 $     
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.00 $ 6.81 $      -43.25 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.66 $ 2.07 $      -22.28 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.65 $      -10.65 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.99 $ 2.38 $      +19.49 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.20 $ 2.71 $      +23.50 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.10 $ 1.20 $      +9.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.40 $      -6.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.75 $ 2.23 $      +27.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.15 $ 2.15 $      -31.67 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.99 $ 17.00 $      +13.41 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.29 $ 2.84 $      -33.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 $ 3.17 $      -42.41 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 $ 13.00 $      +8.33 %
Transportation
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.40 $      -4.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 90.00 $ 90.00 $      0.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.95 $ 3.00 $      +53.85 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.60 $ 3.00 $      -16.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 24.00 $      -20.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.74 $ 4.74 $      -0.08 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,500.00 $ 25,000.00 $      -9.09 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,750.00 $ 21,829.00 $      -21.34 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 150.72 $ 181.04 $      +20.12 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.23 $      +126.67 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.86 $ 60.66 $      -16.74 %
Sports And Leisure
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 59.00 $ 67.50 $      +14.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $ 25.00 $      +25.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Childcare
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,333.33 $ 2,027.27 $      -39.18 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,000.00 $ 32,000.00 $      +3.23 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.25 $ 50.95 $      -7.79 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.50 $ 39.54 $      +11.38 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.62 $ 83.81 $      +3.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.00 $ 107.79 $      +12.28 %
Rent Per Month
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,533.33 $ 2,694.83 $      +6.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,020.00 $ 1,931.25 $      -4.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,100.00 $ 4,977.84 $      -2.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,500.00 $ 3,375.00 $      -3.57 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,304.24 $ 1,063.84 $      -18.43 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 713.16 $ 613.30 $      -14.00 %
Salaries And Financing
Cambridge, MA Edit Boston, MA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,417.00 $ 6,131.72 $      +13.19 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.43 4.96      -8.72 %
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