Cost of living in Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.87
12 eggs, large $2.77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.63
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.38
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,680
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,299
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $180
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,367
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $937
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $102
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $46
40” flat screen TV $356
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $135
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $23
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) $44
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $82
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $123
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,378
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.68
Monthly ticket public transport $84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $20
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $144
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.87
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.38
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.69
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.93
Tube of toothpaste $1.88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $47
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $173
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $84
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.62
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.27
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $428
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.31
1 month of gym membership in business district $66
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,565 prices entered by 242 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2018.

Minneapolis position in our World Ranking

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