West Fargo, ND Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
West Fargo's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
7 out of 14
In North Dakota
2,890 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 West Fargo is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in West Fargo, ND?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, West Fargo has an overall cost of living index of 98 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only North Dakota, West Fargo has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than North Dakota's index of 97.

The standard of living in West Fargo ranks as #2,890 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in North Dakota. By definition, that implies West Fargo ranks as the #3,528 most expensive place in the Peace Garden State.

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West Fargo Cost Of Living Vs. North Dakota

Living Expense West Fargo North Dakota National Average
Overall 98 97 100
Services 101 98 100
Groceries 109 105 100
Health 116 113 100
Housing 98 84 100
Transportation 101 104 100
Utilities 86 92 100
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West Fargo Cost of Living Vs. ND

West Fargo, 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 West Fargo North Dakota United States
Median Home Value $241,800 $199,900 $229,800
Median Rent $957 $828 $1,096
Median Income $87,674 $65,315 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.8x 3.1x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.13x 0.15x 0.2x

Detailed West Fargo Services Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item West Fargo North Dakota
Shampoo $1.26 $1.06
Movie $11.0 $10.68
Bowling $4.03 $14.67

Detailed West Fargo Groceries Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item West Fargo North Dakota
Ground Beef $3.4 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.84 $1.39
Milk $2.96 $2.05

Detailed West Fargo Health Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item West Fargo North Dakota
Haircut $18.03 $18.62
Beauty Salon $34.13 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.36 $2.34

Detailed West Fargo Transportation Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item West Fargo North Dakota
Potatoes $2.73 $3.29
Pizza $8.77 $10.62
Beer $9.04 $9.38
Optometrist $93.17 $108.57
Doctor $157.22 $116.17
Dentist $95.33 $99.13

Detailed West Fargo Utilities Costs Vs. North Dakota

Item West Fargo North Dakota
Gasoline $2.11 $2.22
Tire Balancing $50.47 $50.07
All Electricity $142.52 $167.67
Phone $25.3 $175.64

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around West Fargo

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. West Fargo
Fargo, ND 123,550 98 1.0x
Moorhead, MN 43,409 97 1.0x
Wahpeton, ND 7,772 88 0.9x

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