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

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 19.68% higher than in Rochester, NY (without rent)
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 152.39% higher than in Rochester, NY
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 24.07% higher than in Rochester, NY
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 21.97% higher than in Rochester, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 5.42% higher than in Rochester, NY
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Restaurants
Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 18.00 $      +20.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 80.00 $      +33.33 %
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 $ 7.75 $      +19.32 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.89 $ 4.34 $      +11.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $ 2.26 $      +14.03 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.76 $ 1.87 $      +6.42 %
Markets
Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.57 $ 3.36 $      +30.74 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.50 $ 2.85 $      +13.95 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.54 $ 2.58 $      +1.61 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.87 $ 2.62 $      +39.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.25 $ 6.53 $      -20.77 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.34 $ 5.48 $      +134.09 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.67 $ 7.39 $      +30.39 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.57 $ 2.55 $      +62.98 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.83 $      +40.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 2.44 $      +54.77 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.72 $ 2.77 $      +1.87 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 $ 0.78 $      -25.72 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.44 $ 2.04 $      +41.74 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.81 $ 2.13 $      +17.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $ 2.27 $      +51.47 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 15.00 $      +7.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.62 $ 3.21 $      -11.18 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.67 $ 3.29 $      -10.39 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.09 %
Transportation
Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 $ 2.67 $      +167.50 %
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 $ 3.00 $      -0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 28.00 $      -6.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.65 $ 2.54 $      -4.40 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 23,000.00 $      -8.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,884.00 $ 21,321.43 $      -10.73 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 137.04 $ 172.53 $      +25.90 %
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) 59.26 $ 67.11 $      +13.26 %
Sports And Leisure
Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.00 $ 61.24 $      +61.16 %
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 $ 1,723.43 $      +150.68 %
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) 48.50 $ 47.32 $      -2.44 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.00 $ 36.87 $      +5.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.50 $ 78.80 $      +16.74 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.12 $ 116.36 $      +24.95 %
Rent Per Month
Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.94 $ 2,605.05 $      +162.09 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 904.92 $ 1,935.28 $      +113.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,393.18 $ 4,375.59 $      +214.07 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,403.50 $ 2,935.14 $      +109.13 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 115.32 $ 994.44 $      +762.33 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 75.21 $ 487.19 $      +547.74 %
Salaries And Financing
Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,086.25 $ 5,074.32 $      +64.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.41 3.98      -9.74 %
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