Bismarck, ND Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
Bismarck's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
10 out of 14
In North Dakota
3,487 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Bismarck is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bismarck, ND?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bismarck has an overall cost of living index of 103 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only North Dakota, Bismarck has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than North Dakota's index of 97.

The standard of living in Bismarck ranks as #3,487 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in North Dakota. By definition, that implies Bismarck ranks as the #2,932 most expensive place in the Peace Garden State.

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Bismarck Cost Of Living Vs. North Dakota

Living Expense Bismarck North Dakota National Average
Overall 103 97 100
Services 102 98 100
Groceries 102 105 100
Health 116 113 100
Housing 102 84 100
Transportation 107 104 100
Utilities 89 92 100
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Bismarck Cost of Living Vs. ND

Bismarck, ND Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in North Dakota, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Bismarck North Dakota United States
Median Home Value $249,200 $199,900 $229,800
Median Rent $874 $828 $1,096
Median Income $67,629 $65,315 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.7x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.15x 0.2x

Detailed Bismarck Services Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Bismarck North Dakota
Shampoo $1.19 $1.06
Movie $9.73 $10.68
Bowling $15.0 $14.67

Detailed Bismarck Groceries Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Bismarck North Dakota
Ground Beef $4.09 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.85 $1.39
Milk $2.33 $2.05

Detailed Bismarck Health Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Bismarck North Dakota
Haircut $19.28 $18.62
Beauty Salon $40.26 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.32 $2.34

Detailed Bismarck Transportation Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Bismarck North Dakota
Potatoes $3.24 $3.29
Pizza $10.99 $10.62
Beer $10.36 $9.38
Optometrist $130.44 $108.57
Doctor $168.02 $116.17
Dentist $99.4 $99.13

Detailed Bismarck Utilities Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item Bismarck North Dakota
Gasoline $2.24 $2.22
Tire Balancing $57.24 $50.07
All Electricity $131.33 $167.67
Phone $187.57 $175.64

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