I'm planning my move to the Boston area and I was wondering what income would be comfortable for two people. We plan on living in a $1200 apartment in Waltham and sharing the costs as best as possible. Based on my math, it seems like $40,000 is a pretty good number where you can pay for housing, rent, utilities, insurance, etc. I currently have a job offer for $40,000 + commission + benefits, so that seems reasonable for two people, plus the other person will be working too. We will be saving money as best as we can, so no extraneous movie nights or expensive dinners or anything like that. We have games, Netflix, etc to keep us entertained.