Cost of living in Boise, Idaho, United States

Summary of cost of living in Boise, Idaho

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,064
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,375
  • Boise, Idaho is the 3rd cheapest city in USA (28 out of 30)
  • Boise, Idaho is the 4th cheapest city in N. America (33 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Boise, Idaho is cheaper than in 50% of cities in the World (78 out of 157)
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List of prices in Boise, Idaho
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
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 $4.05
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.73
12 eggs, large $1.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.09
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.00
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of coca-cola $1.91
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.44
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,946
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,552
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $146
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,472
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $911
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $115
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $46
40” flat screen tv $280
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $161
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $46
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $36
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $75
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $109
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,167
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.86
Monthly ticket public transport $37
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $14
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $153
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.67
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.76
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.89
Tube of toothpaste $1.83
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $40
2 tickets to the movies $21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $192
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $75
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.52
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district $33
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 200 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2022

Boise position in our World Ranking

the world
78th
out of 157
n. america
33rd
out of 36
usa
28th
out of 30

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