Living in the Hub is not cheap—Boston is among the most expensive cities in the US. According to Numbeo's cost of living index, which factors the cost of consumer goods prices, including groceries, restaurants, transportation, and utilities, Boston's steep price point earns it a score of 88.27 out of 100 in July 2020.
Boston. The famously polluted Boston Harbor of the 1960s that inspired the song "Dirty Water" by the Standells, is today notably cleaner. According to the Boston Globe, three decades of litigation transformed the harbor into one of the country's cleanest, where people can now enjoy boating and swimming.