Cost of living in Boise, Idaho, United States

Summary of cost of living in Boise, Idaho

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,753
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,102

List of prices in Boise, Idaho
Current as of Feb 2021.

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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 $3.74
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.62
12 eggs, large $1.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.65
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.72
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.02
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $1.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.48
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,635
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,388
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $140
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,146
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 $103
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $48
40” flat screen tv $263
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $139
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $39
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $78
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $106
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,064
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.73
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) $14
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $140
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.67
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.18
Tube of toothpaste $1.76
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 $71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.07
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.17
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 $30
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $6
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 95 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2021

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