Cost of living in Boise, Idaho, United States

Summary of cost of living in Boise, Idaho

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,859
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,159
  • Cost of living in Boise, Idaho is cheaper than in 85% of cities in USA (55 out of 65)
  • Cost of living in Boise, Idaho is cheaper than in 83% of cities in N. America (64 out of 77)
  • Cost of living in Boise, Idaho is more expensive than in 54% of cities in the World (133 out of 284)

List of prices in Boise, Idaho, United States. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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 $3.91
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.12
12 eggs, large $2.17
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.90
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.08
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.02
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $1.87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.43
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,970
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,149
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $183
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,214
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $808
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $103
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $42
40” flat screen tv $280
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $139
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $17
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) $46
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $81
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $102
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,064
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.75
Monthly ticket public transport $36
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $20
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $140
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.79
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.18
Tube of toothpaste $1.67
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $17
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $35
2 tickets to the movies $19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $247
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $80
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.96
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.29
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 $31
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 447 prices entered by 34 different people.
Latest price update: January 25, 2020

Boise position in our World Ranking

the world
133rd
out of 284
n. america
64th
out of 77
usa
55th
out of 65

Cheapest and most expensive products in Boise compared to other cities:

n. america
2nd
n. america
2nd
n. america
2nd
n. america
3rd
n. america
4th
usa
1st

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