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Cost of Living in Boston

Summary about cost of living in Boston:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 64.00 $ 45.00-90.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.00-9.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $ 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.43 $ 6.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.92 $ 3.00-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.85 $ 1.50-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.19 $ 2.50-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.49 $ 1.70-4.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.87 $ 1.20-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.81 $ 2.00-3.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.87 $ 3.00-8.99
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 6.04 $ 3.50-8.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.71 $ 4.29-9.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.30 $ 0.99-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $ 0.39-1.39
Oranges (1 lb) 3.22 $ 1.00-6.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.56 $ 1.50-4.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.77 $ 0.99-4.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.99-2.50
Lettuce (1 head) 2.04 $ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.65 $ 1.50-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 12.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $ 1.99-2.14
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.23 $ 2.40-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.00 $ 10.00-11.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.45 $ 2.25-2.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 84.50 $ 82.50-86.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.60 $ 2.50-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.60 $ 2.80-6.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.00 $ 28.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.84 $ 2.60-3.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 19,895.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,837.78 $ 17,000.00-24,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 156.22 $ 91.49-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $ 0.05-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.67 $ 49.99-99.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 53.11 $ 30.00-99.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.38 $ 0.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $ 12.00-15.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,739.83 $ 1,200.00-2,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,903.75 $ 14,000.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.57 $ 30.00-70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.27 $ 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.87 $ 60.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.25 $ 65.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,380.27 $ 1,900.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,742.37 $ 1,300.00-2,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,058.95 $ 3,200.00-5,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,722.55 $ 2,000.00-3,304.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 912.69 $ 500.00-1,099.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 396.65 $ 300.00-649.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,288.03 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.29 3.95-4.90

Prices in Boston, Massachusetts

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Last update: April 2019
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13 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Mar 14, 2019 :
Can I also ask how much is the monthly rent in Boston for one bedroom?
#Dimitris on Mar 14, 2019 :
Hi I want to ask how much is the salaries plus tips for waiters and bartenders in Boston?
My friends they said to me if I work as a waiter in Boston full time 60hours per week I can make 4000$ 5000$
Is that true ?
#john leahy on Jan 23, 2019 :
Living in the Boston metropolitan area is great for those making over $150,000 a year. Otherwise no. I'm 71 and retired living on a modest pension. So now I feel it's necessary to move away for the first time.
#Dee on Nov 20, 2018 :
I don't know where all these (great btw!) sites get the info about rent from. Also here on numbeo, the rent numbers are way too low to meet the reality. I have lived in Boston downtown (city center) for 2.5 years and there's no way to get a 1 bedroom for $2,400. If you're lucky you may find a basement studio for that. A 1 bedroom starts at about $2,800 and it won't be new or renovated. Take ~$3,500 if you really want a reasonable 1 bedroom in the city centre or you'll be out of luck.
#Uhhhhh... on Jun 12, 2018 :
why is this in the market area?
Bottle of Wine
Domestic Beer
Imported Beer
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
#Anonymous on Nov 13, 2017 :
If you never lived in Boston before please note that unless you are making AT LEAST $3000 a month you will not be able to afford living here.
#rayson on Nov 17, 2016 :
Hi, I'm an immigrant, which is the best city, san diego, vegas, lincoln, los angeles, boston, that has more jobs..

Please email with response

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#Anonymous on Oct 26, 2016 :
Working a my job for 17 years and I never have a cost of living increase.
#REIF on May 02, 2016 :
Can I live in Boston earning USD 2000 per month?
#Anonymous on Apr 06, 2016 :
Can one make it safely living in Boston off of 25,000?
#Kelly Watson on Jun 15, 2015 :
This is the best info that I have ever encountered about Boston it's like the worst information like ever osea like duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
#Shiva on Apr 27, 2015 :
I presently staying in QUINCY but all 1-bedroom apartments in Quincy is more than $1700 none of the apartments in Quincy MA is not less than $ 1700,please re-evaluate and salary less $7700 with family is staying is really difficult if it is one person is earning.

Boston salary wages is veryless than Labour for all professionals.
#BOBBY ORR on Apr 13, 2015 :
I found this extremely helpful me and the bruins appreciate it