Boston, MA Cost of Living

Boston cost of living index

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Cost of living index144130100
Goods & Services index127111100
Groceries index108113100
Health care index124111100
Housing index187165100
Transportation index116117100
Utilities index156126100
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 11.5% greater than the Massachusetts average.
  • The cost of living in Boston is 44.4% 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 $2.35.
  • The price of gas in Boston is 11.0% higher than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $3.74 per gallon.
  • Colorado Springs, CO is the least expensive city for gas at $1.62 per gallon.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Boston, MA is $10.00.
  • The price of pizza in Boston is 7.6% higher than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Kennewick, WA is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.99.

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, Cambridge834
Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge833.2
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge824
Back Bay-Beacon Hill, Boston811
North Cambridge, Cambridge804.7
Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge792.7
Charlestown, Boston791.7
Central, Boston790.1
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Cambridge Highlands, Cambridge785
Cambridgeport, Cambridge782.4
East Cambridge, Cambridge781.1
Area Iv, Cambridge782
Riverside, Cambridge782.8
Mit, Cambridge781.7
South End, Boston771.5
West Roxbury, Boston777.5
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Cities near Boston, MA

CityScoreMiles
Wellesley, MA8512.6
Lexington, MA8410.4
Winchester, MA847.6
Newton, MA837.8
Reading, MA8311.7
Needham, MA8310.6
Franklin Town, MA8325.7
Hingham, MA8311.8
CityScoreMiles
Brookline, MA833.6
Cordaville, MA8224.5
Marblehead, MA8214.2
Belmont, MA826.5
Melrose, MA826.9
Sharon, MA8217.3
Topsfield, MA8220.1
Newburyport, MA8132.7
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