Boston Proper Cheaper Than Burbs

A new report from ULI maps out the 'housing plus transportation' costs in all Boston neighborhoods. Turns out living in the heart of the city is cheaper than the outer neighborhoods.
April 13, 2010, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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One of the reasons for the cost discrepancy is the greater number of renters in the city, which is cheaper than owning a home. Walkable neighborhoods and good public transit bring the transportation costs down as well.

Elana Schor writes, "Using a method similar to the "H+T" cost index unveiled last month with the support of Obama administration officials, the ULI report calculated how Bostonians' area of residence affected their commuting and housing costs. Overall, the ULI found that the average Boston household spends 54 percent of its annual income, or $34,300, on housing and transportation."

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Published on Monday, April 12, 2010 in Streetsblog
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