City of West Fargo named top city in North Dakota to stretch a paycheck


If you are looking for the best place in North Dakota to get the most bang for your buck with your paycheck, look no further that the City of West Fargo. According to a recent GOBankingRates report published on Yahoo Finance, West Fargo is the best city to stretch a paycheck in North Dakota.

GOBankingRates gathered data for the five biggest cities in North Dakota and found that West Fargo has the best combination of good wages and a low cost of living. With access to a multitude of jobs throughout the metro area, West Fargo’s median household income sits at $81,051. This is higher than the national average, state of North Dakota and Fargo-Moorhead area. Comparatively, the monthly homeowner costs and rental is lower than the national average and similar to the rest of the state, allowing residents to stretch their paycheck the furthest in the state.

The data also used the cost-of-living index from Sperling’s Best Places to compare the cost of living in a respective city to the national average. West Fargo ranks close to 6% less than the national average.