Cost of living in Fargo, United States

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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) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.93
12 eggs, large $2.62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.87
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $17
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,223
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $759
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $126
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $843
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $666
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $85
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $38
40” flat screen TV $378
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $64
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $47
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $47
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $91
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $107
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,249
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.56
Monthly ticket public transport $40
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $13
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $12
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $72
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.70
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.53
Tube of toothpaste $1.71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $38
2 tickets to the movies $19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $87
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $68
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $8
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.92
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.83
iPod nano 16GB $150
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district $43
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.90
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 149 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2017.

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