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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Bismarck, North Dakota is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Bismarck, North Dakota is more expensive.

Overall, Bismarck, North Dakota cost of living is 111.50.

  COST OF LIVINGBismarck, North DakotaUnited States
  Overall  112100
  Grocery  103.9100
  Health  103100
  Housing  136100
  Utilities  84100
  Transportation  95100
  Miscellaneous  103100
There are jobs here!
Bismarck, ND is awesome. I moved here from California in 2010 because I was unemployed too long in Cali but here in Bismarck you can find work easy. Bismarck has low... (read more)
The Temp
The temp here in Bismarck, ND isn't as bad as people tend to think. It does get colder than most places but it is an awesome place to raise... (read more)
re: total lack of mental stimulation - 8/15/2010
I heard that North Dakota is a great place to find jobs, quickly. Im a California person and never been put of state (yet) and i also heard that North Dakota can be... (read more)
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Bismarck ND:Being Green?
Not really and no, as of now, there is no visible intent to be green here The landfill is a prime example, eastern location is barely out of newly built high end... (read more)
Safe Place to Live
Bismarck is a stable and thriving very safe place to live. While the winter weather can be brutal at times the other 3 seasons are good, with the summer exceptional. ... (read more)
Bismarck is a comfortable small city
Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota. US Census estimates the 2007 Bismarck MSA population at 103,242 (up from 94,839 in 2000), making it the second largest in the... (read more)
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