The Most Expensive Cities in America

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4. Boston, Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, health care and groceries are really expensive. As a matter of fact, they exceed the average national cost by 14 percent for food and 22 percent for healthcare. Compared to Massachusetts, the Sunshine state, Florida is 15.3 percent cheaper.

Fortunately, as of December 2019, the unemployment rate is low (2.1 percent) in Boston and the surrounding areas. However, residents should have a big chunk of money because the median home value is around $632,000, while household income is about $65,900. In other words, a family of four needs $84,905 in income to make ends meet.

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