Cost of Living in Saint Paul, MN

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2193
$5020
🛋️ Without rent
$848
$2949
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1345
$2071
🍽️ Food
$610
$1587
🚐 Transport
$100
$261
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4019
😀 Quality of life
86
🏙️ Population
312K

The average cost of living in Saint Paul is $2193, which is in the top 4% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 330th out of 9294 in our global list, 257th out of 2202 in the United States, and 3rd out of 54 in Minnesota.

The median after-tax salary is $4019, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months. Ranked 191st (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 53rd best city to live in the United States, and 2nd most liveable city in Minnesota. With an estimated population of 312K, Saint Paul is the 67th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 3 km St Paul Downtown Holman Field
😷 Air quality Good 11.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 17 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Prices in Saint Paul

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$84.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.55
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.96
 Cappuccino
$4.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1467
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1057
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1833
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$207
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$71.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4709
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2193
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$85.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.65
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.65
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$76.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1646
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$24385

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