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

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 18.8% higher than in Rochester, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 54.4% higher than in Rochester, NY
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 143.2% higher than in Rochester, NY
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 18.2% higher than in Rochester, NY
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 10.9% higher than in Rochester, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 18.6% lower than in Rochester, NY
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Restaurants
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 20.00 $      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 95.00 $      +35.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 $ 10.60 $      +1.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 7.00 $      +75.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 8.50 $      +41.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.83 $ 4.95 $      +29.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.00 $ 2.28 $      +14.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $ 2.17 $      +40.7 %
Markets
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.34 $ 4.20 $      +25.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.11 $ 3.61 $      +71.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.41 $ 1.96 $      +39.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.63 $ 4.26 $      -7.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.05 $ 7.63 $      +51.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.09 $ 6.43 $      +26.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.75 $ 7.29 $      -25.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.09 $ 2.27 $      +8.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.68 $      +5.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.33 $ 2.26 $      -3.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $ 2.67 $      +37.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.45 $ 1.23 $      -15.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.98 $ 1.48 $      +51.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.73 $ 2.15 $      +24.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.56 $ 2.15 $      +37.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 15.50 $      +29.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.06 $ 2.16 $      +4.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 $ 3.18 $      -42.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.78 $ 13.00 $      +10.4 %
Transportation
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 $ 2.40 $      +140.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 56.00 $ 90.00 $      +60.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 3.00 $      +9.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.00 $      -40.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 $ 24.00 $      -52.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.75 $ 3.71 $      -1.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,195.00 $ 25,000.00 $      +3.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,550.67 $ 22,590.14 $      -4.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 144.34 $ 184.57 $      +27.9 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.21 $      +80.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.62 $ 61.37 $      -15.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.25 $ 78.09 $      +149.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 0.00 $ 22.50 $     
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 15.00 $      +25.0 %
Childcare
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 899.67 $ 2,018.18 $      +124.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,000.00 $ 32,600.00 $      +117.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.56 $ 53.30 $      +14.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.50 $ 41.50 $      +36.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.57 $ 86.79 $      +18.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 87.50 $ 112.29 $      +28.3 %
Rent Per Month
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 935.71 $ 2,745.71 $      +193.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 906.25 $ 1,975.00 $      +117.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,675.00 $ 5,101.84 $      +204.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,925.00 $ 3,413.46 $      +77.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 125.00 $ 1,022.99 $      +718.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ? 564.88 $     
Salaries And Financing
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,220.00 $ 5,302.24 $      +25.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.34 5.09      -4.7 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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