Cost of Living Comparison

USD
COMPARED TO
PGK

Papua New Guinea is 2.1% cheaper than Massachusetts.

If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of Massachusetts, you would:
local_dining

pay 41.8% less for restaurants

  Massachusetts help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $17.22 $7.79
PGK25.59
-54.7%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.36 $5.67
PGK18.61
-32.2%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.17 $1.32
PGK4.32
-39.3%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.76 $1.04
PGK3.41
-40.8%
Average -41.8%

Massachusetts vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 17.3% less for groceries

  Massachusetts help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$3.02 $1.64
PGK5.40
-45.6%
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.79 $3.50
PGK11.50
-48.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.54 $5.99
PGK19.67
+69.1%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.82 $3.54
PGK11.62
+25.5%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $4.66 $2.28
PGK7.49
-51.0%
Apples (1 lb) $2.34 $1.37
PGK4.50
-41.4%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.83 $1.03
PGK3.37
+23.9%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.19 $1.57
PGK5.14
-28.4%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.33 $1.13
PGK3.71
-51.3%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.29 $0.94
PGK3.09
-27.1%
Onions (1 lb) $1.49 $1.26
PGK4.13
-15.4%
Average -17.3%

Massachusetts vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 27.2% more for transportation

  Massachusetts help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.53 $3.81
PGK12.50
+50.5%
Monthly public transit pass $62.72 $14.17
PGK46.52
-77.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $23,219.19 $36,841.43
PGK120,951.12
+58.7%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $18.32 $32.43
PGK106.46
+77.0%
Average +27.2%

Massachusetts vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of transportation
home

pay 97.4% more for housing

  Massachusetts help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$71.94 $415.65
PGK1,364.58
+477.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,571.55 $1,643.69
PGK5,396.28
+4.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,349.72 $694.32
PGK2,279.46
-48.6%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$160.21 $89.39
PGK293.48
-44.2%
Average +97.4%

Massachusetts vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 69.7% less for childcare

  Massachusetts help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,283.51 $417.22
PGK1,369.75
-67.5%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $21,440.40 $6,022.16
PGK19,770.86
-71.9%
Average -69.7%

Massachusetts vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 16.2% less for entertainment and sports

  Massachusetts help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.25 $2.55
PGK8.37
-51.4%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.41 $3.02
PGK9.92
-31.4%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$10.47 $6.66
PGK21.86
-36.4%
Monthly membership at local gym $50.49 $74.39
PGK244.23
+47.3%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $12.45 $11.34
PGK37.22
-9.0%
Average -16.2%

Massachusetts vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 5.7% more for clothing

  Massachusetts help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$43.02 $41.09
PGK134.91
-4.5%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$34.54 $45.27
PGK148.63
+31.1%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$76.73 $70.85
PGK232.60
-7.7%
Men's business shoes (leather) $102.40 $106.27
PGK348.90
+3.8%
Average +5.7%

Massachusetts vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of clothing
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