Arco cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexArcoIdahoNational
Cost of living index7992100
IndexArcoIdahoNational
Goods & Services index8793100
Groceries index10395100
Health care index106103100
Housing index5288100
Transportation index9093100
Utilities index8387100

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  • The cost of living in Arco is 13% lower than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Arco is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Arco is 48% lower than the national average.
  • Idaho general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Idaho state income tax is 28% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$47,000$3,917$1,097$1,410
Renters$14,286$1,191$333$429

Idaho Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Idaho6%8.5%

Idaho Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Idaho1.6%7.4%

Goods & Services

ItemArcoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.17$14.5923.5%
Beauty Salon $37.50$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.39$2.4743.8%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $3.32$4.3924.4%

Groceries

ItemArcoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.15$4.487.3%
Fried Chicken $1.11$1.4624.2%
Milk $1.82$2.3622.8%
Potatoes $3.72$3.0621.5%
Pizza $9.66$9.244.5%
Beer $8.14$8.635.7%

Health Care

ItemArcoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.50$99.785.3%
Doctor $129.67$105.0323.5%
Dentist $84.80$88.704.4%
Ibuprofen $10.24$9.418.8%
Lipitor $313.85$298.505.1%

Housing

ItemArcoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $87,400.00$175,700.0050.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $616.12$1,081.0343.0%
Apartment Rent $529.00$920.0042.5%

Transportation

ItemArcoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$2.0914.0%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%

Utilities

ItemArcoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.48$170.8018.3%
Phone $23.95$28.2615.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Butte City, ID7868-32%
Moore, ID17477-23%
Arco, ID1,01879-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hopedale, IL1,01888-12%
Lookingglass, OR1,01812222%
Holland, TX1,01881-19%
Saegertown, PA1,01878-22%
Glasford, IL1,01885-15%
Arco, ID1,01879-21%
Source: The Arco, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.