What kind of salary do you need to live comfortably in Boston?
I'd like to hear from people who live there or in the area. How much money do you have to earn to be able to afford rent, insurance, gas, groceries, etc. and still have some money to put into savings. I know apartment rentals run anywhere from $1500-$2000 a month but Im not so sure about other expenses.
Asked By: naughty_sharky - 7/24/2007
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Living just outside the city is totally worth your money, or even in Brighton/Allston area. My car insurance with a perfect driving record for an 06 lancer with 3 years of driving experience (even though Im 24...lol) is 184/month, with two months free per year. Insurance is pretty standard here, and doesnt deviate... More
Answered By: Courtney S - 7/24/2007
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Try living in an outlying suburb or even about an hour's drive away. Living in Boston will eat your paycheck up. Peabody is a nice suburb, but if you want the luxury of quiet with cheap standard of living, live near Foxboro (home of the Patriots). That area is beautiful, quiet, and much more affordable than Boston... More
Answered By: Kosmo K - 7/24/2007
The closer you get to Boston proper the more expensive things get. Sort of like living in Manhattan vs Queens... More
Answered By: DoH - 7/24/2007
My first paycheck out of college was about $1700 a month (after taxes)...about $27000 a year, and I lived in Boston..outskirt of the city (7 yrs ago) I was renting a small one bedroom for $850 a month...I don't have a car (not necessary when you live in Boston... More
Answered By: K. chick - 7/24/2007
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