Cost of living in Billings, Montana, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.03
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.97
12 eggs, large $2.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.80
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.75
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,177
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,006
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $130
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $935
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $788
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $80
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $67
40” flat screen TV $366
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $93
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $17
Hourly rate for cleaning help $19
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $48
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $62
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $77
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $125
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $30,031
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.62
Monthly ticket public transport $122
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $28
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $183
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.74
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.00
Tube of toothpaste $2.35
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $38
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $160
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $79
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.50
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district $56
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 174 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: November 14, 2017.

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