If you’re planning a move to New England, don’t be surprised when you discover the cost of living there. With all the eclectic charm, East Coast sophistication, trendy nightlife, and Ivy League flair, residing in this part of the country, particularly Boston, is quite costly.
Boston proper is a moderately populated area, with around 600,000 residents, but the Metro Boston area itself is quite densely populated with nearly 6 million people in residence. Public transportation there is outstanding and many locals commute on foot. So with such a large number of people in the neighborhood, consider where your apartment should be located to make getting to work or school as convenient as possible.
The apartments in Metro Boston that are availiable run the gamut of prices, like any other city. But recent rental trends indicate the cost of a rental to be:
- studio apartments ring in around $2,000 a month
- 1-bedroom places are going for around $2,200 a month
- 2- and 3-bedroom apartments cost anywhere from $3,000 to $4,100 a month