Cost of living in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Summary of cost of living in Saipan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,526
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,984
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Saipan
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.01
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $2.41
12 eggs, large $3.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes -
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.03
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $3.44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day -
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,633
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $757
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $285
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $715
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $349
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $119
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $83
40” flat screen tv $634
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $155
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $9
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $113
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $72
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.44
Monthly ticket public transport $151
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $33
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $39
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $109
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.84
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.95
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.92
Tube of toothpaste $3.54
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $13
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $39
2 tickets to the movies $18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.13
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.54
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $297
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 42 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: February 07, 2023

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