Boston, MA Cost of Living

Boston cost of living index

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index144132100
Goods & Services index130120100
Groceries index118108100
Health care index118115100
Housing index187165100
Transportation index109116100
Utilities index134124100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in Boston is 9% greater than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Boston is 43.5% greater than the national average.
  • Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in Boston, MA is $3.52.
  • The price of gas in Boston is 8.0% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.30 per gallon.
  • Joplin, MO is the least expensive city for gas at $2.82 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Boston, MA is $5.07.
  • The price of coffee in Boston is 16.7% higher than the national average.
  • Honolulu, HI is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.77.
  • Anniston, AL is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.99.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Boston, MA is $8.59.
  • The price of pizza in Boston is 6.1% lower than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Ponca City, OK is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.50.

Massachusetts average prices compared to national average

The average prices for Boston, MA goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Boston, MA

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
West Cambridge, Cambridge854
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge843.2
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge844
Back Bay-Beacon Hill, Boston821
Charlestown, Boston811.7
North Cambridge, Cambridge814.7
Central, Boston800.1
Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge802.7
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Cambridge Highlands, Cambridge795
East Cambridge, Cambridge791.1
Cambridgeport, Cambridge792.4
Area Iv, Cambridge792
South End, Boston791.5
Riverside, Cambridge782.8
Mit, Cambridge781.7
West Roxbury, Boston777.5
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Cities near Boston, MA

CityScoreMiles
Wellesley, MA8612.6
Lexington, MA8510.4
Newton, MA857.8
Brookline, MA853.6
Needham, MA8510.6
Winchester, MA847.6
Belmont, MA846.5
Newburyport, MA8432.7
CityScoreMiles
Hingham, MA8311.8
Melrose, MA836.9
Marblehead, MA8314.2
Arlington, MA836.3
Reading, MA8311.7
Franklin Town, MA8325.7
Swampscott, MA8310.6
Norwood, MA8213.4
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