Cost of living in Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

List of prices in Bismarck, North Dakota, United States. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.61
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.08
12 eggs, large $3.14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.92
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $14
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.52
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.34
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,319
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,022
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $122
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $740
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $789
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $83
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $60
40” flat screen TV $360
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $218
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $26
Hourly rate for cleaning help $25
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $41
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $67
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $101
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $85
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $39,685
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.63
Monthly ticket public transport $30
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) $10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $98
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $154
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $3.50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.68
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.88
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.44
Tube of toothpaste $1.40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $15
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $33
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $34
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $50
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.21
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $429
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $35
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $6
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 121 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2018.

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