NUMBEO

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

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 16.81% higher than in Rochester, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 52.82% higher than in Rochester, NY
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 146.72% higher than in Rochester, NY
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 10.55% higher than in Rochester, NY
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 23.24% higher than in Rochester, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 28.35% higher than in Rochester, NY
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.00 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $ 70.00 $      +27.27 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.75 $ 8.00 $      +3.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.00 $      +40.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $ 7.00 $      +7.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.02 $ 3.99 $      -0.69 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 $ 1.95 $      -7.84 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 $ 1.70 $      +2.23 %
Markets Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.65 $ 3.27 $      +23.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.72 $ 2.71 $      -0.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $ 1.92 $      +34.98 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.85 $ 2.64 $      +42.64 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.50 $ 6.44 $      +43.19 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.46 $ 5.47 $      +122.79 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.99 $ 7.44 $      +24.26 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.57 $ 2.09 $      +33.32 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.73 $      +13.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 2.11 $      +33.84 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.45 $ 2.83 $      +15.44 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 $ 1.01 $      -11.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.59 $ 1.83 $      +15.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.87 $ 1.87 $      +0.18 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.47 $ 1.66 $      +13.05 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 $ 14.50 $      +3.57 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.10 $ 2.24 $      -27.73 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.67 $ 2.58 $      -29.64 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 11.00 $      0.00 %
Transportation Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 $ 2.45 $      +145.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 56.00 $ 90.00 $      +60.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00 $      -14.29 %
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) 2.74 $ 2.78 $      +1.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,597.50 $ 22,080.00 $      -10.23 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,900.57 $ 20,530.53 $      -6.26 %
Utilities (Monthly) Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 113.75 $ 139.31 $      +22.46 %
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) 57.29 $ 68.17 $      +18.98 %
Sports And Leisure Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.42 $ 63.82 $      +75.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.50 $ 17.14 $      -47.25 %
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 841.67 $ 1,709.27 $      +103.08 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 $ 27,444.44 $      +128.70 %
Clothing And Shoes Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.15 $ 47.84 $      +3.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.64 $ 30.71 $      -2.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 65.69 $ 79.23 $      +20.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 89.33 $ 100.52 $      +12.52 %
Rent Per Month Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 947.94 $ 2,546.73 $      +168.66 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 875.27 $ 1,919.44 $      +119.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,390.00 $ 3,937.68 $      +183.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,323.33 $ 2,788.67 $      +110.73 %
Buy Apartment Price Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 108.77 $ 920.91 $      +746.69 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 77.75 $ 414.11 $      +432.62 %
Salaries And Financing Rochester, NY[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,404.05 $ 4,715.58 $      +96.15 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.46 4.19      -6.04 %
Last update: February 2020February 2020
Contributors:74269
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD