Cost of living in Boise, Idaho, United States

Summary of cost of living in Boise, Idaho

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,615
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,588
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Boise, Idaho
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.57
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.95
12 eggs, large $3.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.49
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $2.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.12
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,018
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,676
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $188
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,477
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,028
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $163
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $53
40” flat screen tv $321
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $158
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $25
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $56
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $86
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $117
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,998
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.22
Monthly ticket public transport $35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $21
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $194
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.74
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.78
4 rolls of toilet paper $6
Tube of toothpaste $1.99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $17
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $51
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $219
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $107
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.85
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $469
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.22
1 month of gym membership in business district $44
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 160 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

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