Cost of Living

Jamestown, North Dakota is an affordable place to live. The community offers affordable housing, groceries, utilities and transportation all below the national average.

The Sperling’s Best Places Cost of Living Index measures the relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.

The Cost of Living Index for Jamestown is: 81.7.

Cost of LivingJamestown, North DakotaNorth DakotaUnited States
Overall The total of all the cost of living categories weighted subjectively as follows: housing (30%), food and groceries (15%), transportation (10%), utilities (6%), health care (7%), and miscellaneous expenses such as clothing, services, and entertainment (32%).  State and local taxes are not included in any category. Updated: 11/1981.789.9100
Grocery The average cost of food in Grocery stores in an area. Updated: 11/1997.195.1100
Health The average cost of health care calculated using the standard daily rate for a hospital room, and the costs of a doctor's office visit and a dental checkup. Updated: 11/1997.892.4100
Median Home Cost This is the value of the years most recent home sales data.  Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest.  This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. Updated: 11/19$155,600$204,500$231,200
Housing The median cost of an area's average home, for both buying and renting.  Does not include property taxes or utilities. Updated: 11/1967.388.5100
Transportation The overall index for transportation costs, including gasoline, commuting, and auto insurance Updated: 11/1963.674.4100
Miscellaneous The annual cost of miscellaneous expenses such as restaurant meals, clothing, entertainment, education and personal care items. Updated: 11/19101.9103.3100