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

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 23.91% higher than in Rochester, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 60.77% higher than in Rochester, NY
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 164.74% higher than in Rochester, NY
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 33.86% higher than in Rochester, NY
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 27.75% higher than in Rochester, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 7.57% 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 55.00 $ 80.00 $      +45.45 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.75 $ 9.59 $      +23.74 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.99 $ 7.00 $      +40.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $ 8.00 $      +23.17 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.77 $ 4.40 $      +16.94 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 $ 2.37 $      +19.16 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $ 1.78 $      +3.31 %
Markets
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.65 $ 3.48 $      +31.10 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.43 $ 2.99 $      +22.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.41 $ 2.70 $      +12.23 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.84 $ 2.61 $      +41.90 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.60 $ 7.30 $      +58.87 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.27 $ 5.27 $      +131.90 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.61 $ 7.39 $      +31.74 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.44 $ 2.37 $      +65.04 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 $ 0.71 $      +17.81 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.95 $ 2.22 $      +13.95 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.72 $ 2.57 $      -5.60 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.24 $ 0.58 $      -53.09 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 $ 1.62 $      +19.09 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.81 $ 2.19 $      +20.92 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.50 $ 2.78 $      +85.52 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $ 15.00 $      +20.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.62 $ 2.62 $      -27.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.67 $ 3.54 $      -3.57 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 12.00 $      +9.09 %
Transportation
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 $ 2.63 $      +163.50 %
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) 4.00 $ 3.00 $      -25.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 28.00 $      -6.67 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.64 $ 2.48 $      -5.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,597.50 $ 24,869.00 $      +1.10 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,329.14 $ 21,792.33 $      -6.59 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 155.36 $ 195.85 $      +26.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $ 0.09 $      -52.86 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.54 $ 64.72 $      +0.28 %
Sports And Leisure
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.71 $ 68.48 $      +49.80 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 32.50 $ 21.43 $      -34.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.50 $ 15.00 $      +30.43 %
Childcare
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 625.00 $ 1,965.23 $      +214.44 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,333.33 $ 25,555.56 $      +125.49 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.00 $ 45.20 $      -1.74 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.43 $ 38.04 $      +4.43 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.78 $ 75.36 $      +11.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.00 $ 114.00 $      +26.67 %
Rent Per Month
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 935.88 $ 2,617.63 $      +179.70 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 889.92 $ 1,900.78 $      +113.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,179.44 $ 4,107.19 $      +248.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,334.15 $ 2,862.69 $      +114.57 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 127.72 $ 1,137.07 $      +790.30 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 61.62 $ 548.67 $      +790.44 %
Salaries And Financing
Rochester, NY Edit Boston, MA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,092.00 $ 5,347.32 $      +72.94 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.90 3.56      -8.82 %
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