We’re Number One!

Report rates Boston most expensive city – The Boston Globe

Can this possibly be true? Has Boston surpassed NYC in expensiveness (sic)?

Before we get all excited, here’s a quote:

The report found that last year, a family of four living in the Boston area needed $64,656 to cover its basic needs. This was $6,000 more than in New York City, and about $7,000 more than in San Francisco. Living expenses, which include healthcare, child care, and other basic needs, were $44,000 or less in Austin, Texas; Chicago; Miami; and Raleigh, N.C.

Is that the only metric used? My brother lives in NYC, and his rent rates are insane – much worse than here. How can there ever be a fair descriptor to rate how expensive it is to live somewhere?

1 Comment so far

  1. Andreas (unregistered) on September 8th, 2005 @ 4:21 pm

    And here’s the Fark thread on the whole thing:


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