Cost of living in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Summary of cost of living in Saipan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,710
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,960
  • 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.
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List of prices in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. Current as of Oct 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) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.05
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $2.38
12 eggs, large $3.96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.36
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $3.08
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $3.54
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.40
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,470
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $727
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $257
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $658
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $391
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $131
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $82
40” flat screen tv $610
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $177
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $8
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $41
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $37
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $115
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $93
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $27,720
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.21
Monthly ticket public transport $220
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $25
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $19
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $106
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $4.53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.51
4 rolls of toilet paper $4.16
Tube of toothpaste $3.51
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $10
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $37
2 tickets to the movies $17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $48
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $67
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.48
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $384
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.67
1 month of gym membership in business district $63
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 82 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: October 25, 2020

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