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

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 24.86% higher than in Rochester, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 62.25% higher than in Rochester, NY
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 161.24% higher than in Rochester, NY
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 31.35% higher than in Rochester, NY
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 30.96% higher than in Rochester, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 3.56% higher than in Rochester, NY
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Restaurants
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 57.50 $ 80.00 $      +39.13 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 9.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.00 $      +40.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $ 8.00 $      +23.17 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.88 $ 4.37 $      +12.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $ 2.36 $      +18.89 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 $ 1.89 $      +7.64 %
Markets
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.46 $ 3.51 $      +42.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 $ 2.82 $      +12.70 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.54 $ 2.42 $      -4.76 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.85 $ 2.52 $      +36.67 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.60 $ 6.84 $      +48.83 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.33 $ 5.24 $      +124.99 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.53 $ 7.46 $      +34.87 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.30 $ 2.41 $      +85.98 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.80 $      +28.91 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 2.42 $      +54.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.72 $ 2.79 $      +2.61 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.60 $      -42.71 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.45 $ 1.79 $      +23.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.81 $ 2.19 $      +20.81 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $ 2.50 $      +66.96 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.25 $ 15.00 $      +13.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.62 $ 2.62 $      -27.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.67 $ 3.50 $      -4.55 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.09 %
Transportation
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 $ 2.70 $      +170.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 56.00 $ 90.00 $      +60.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 3.00 $      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.91 $      -3.06 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 28.00 $      -6.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.63 $ 2.41 $      -8.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,597.50 $ 23,000.00 $      -6.49 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,329.14 $ 21,590.91 $      -7.45 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.44 $ 174.31 $      +17.42 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $ 0.09 $      -53.12 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.27 $ 64.91 $      +5.95 %
Sports And Leisure
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.50 $ 63.66 $      +61.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.50 $ 21.43 $      -34.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.00 %
Childcare
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 687.50 $ 1,837.33 $      +167.25 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,333.33 $ 26,250.00 $      +131.62 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.90 $ 48.00 $      +6.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.11 $ 38.32 $      +15.73 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.78 $ 80.96 $      +19.45 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.12 $ 114.58 $      +23.04 %
Rent Per Month
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 963.63 $ 2,683.20 $      +178.45 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 894.00 $ 1,936.66 $      +116.63 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,342.73 $ 4,293.88 $      +219.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,333.27 $ 2,930.00 $      +119.76 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 127.72 $ 1,110.73 $      +769.68 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 61.62 $ 534.37 $      +767.23 %
Salaries And Financing
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,092.00 $ 5,195.34 $      +68.03 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.38 3.71      -15.38 %
Last update: January 2021March 2021
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