Boston, MA Cost of Living Index

Boston cost of living index

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index132120100
Goods & Services index134119100
Groceries index118116100
Health care index121119100
Housing index141125100
Transportation index111105100
Utilities index147124100
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 10.6% greater than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Boston is 32.4% 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 $3.85.
  • The price of gas in Boston is 5.9% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.55 per gallon.
  • Augusta, GA is the least expensive city for gas at $3.11 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Boston, MA is $5.31.
  • The price of coffee in Boston is 9.4% higher than the national average.
  • Juneau, AK is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.29.
  • Waco, TX is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.79.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Boston, MA is $8.99.
  • The price of pizza in Boston is 0.5% higher than the national average.
  • Dothan, AL is the most expensive city for pizza at $14.79.
  • Ogden, UT is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.33.

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

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Roxbury, Boston0.6South Boston, Boston2.7
Jamaica Plain, Boston1.2Cambridgeport, Cambridge2.8
South End, Boston1.4Central, Boston2.9
Fenway-Kenmore, Boston1.5Area Iv, Cambridge2.9
North Dorchester, Boston1.9Roslindale, Boston3.2
Back Bay-Beacon Hill, Boston2.1Mattapan, Boston3.2
Mit, Cambridge2.6East Cambridge, Cambridge3.4
South Dorchester, Boston2.6Wellington-Harrington, Cambridge3.5
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Cities near Boston, MA

CityMilesCityMiles
Boston, MA0Newton, MA6.3
Brookline, MA2.4Everett, MA6.4
Cambridge, MA3.8Belmont, MA6.5
Milton, MA4.8Dedham, MA6.6
Somerville, MA4.8Winthrop, MA6.7
Watertown, MA5.9Medford, MA6.9
Chelsea, MA5.9Malden, MA7.5
Quincy, MA6Arlington, MA7.7
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