Chris Murphy | What My Boston Looks Like

The consulting actuary—a Brockton native who now splits his time between the Theater District and Abington—shares what his life is like on a $350,000 income. As told to Chris Sweeney
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Photograph by Webb Chappell

Age: 56
Job: Consulting Actuary
Income: $350,000
Relationship Status: Single, no kids
Lives in: Theater District and Abington

“I’m from Brockton originally, but about seven and a half years ago I started full-time consulting and had assignments in Boston. I didn’t want to commute, and I wanted to take advantage of all the things in the city. So now I live in Boston during the week, renting a furnished apartment on Tremont Street, and on the weekend I have a house in Abington. I try to find something to do every night. I go to a lot of concerts, I go to the theater, and I go to a lot of Red Sox games—I went to about 40 [last] year. I eat out every night; I guess my favorite restaurant in the city is Trattoria Newbury. Each year I probably take three big trips, and I’ll go down to Washington, DC, for a Georgetown basketball game or go to spring training. I also do a lot of volunteer work. I’m the board chair for School on Wheels of Massachusetts, I’m on the advisory board of Elders Living at Home, and I do work with Community Consulting Teams. It’d be nice if the Green Line didn’t stop on every block, but my nieces, nephews, and friends are here, so Boston is home.”


Chris Sweeney Chris Sweeney, Senior Editor at Boston Magazine csweeney@bostonmagazine.com


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