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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Idaho 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score71
  • Weiser, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,350
63
  • Payette, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
66
  • Emmett, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,590
  • Town smells like rotten eggs and a bad nite of beans. Too many sexual registered predators, in town. Nothing to do. Fallout from the nuclear testing from Nevada in the 50-60's. Lot's of people
68
  • Rupert, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,702
65
  • Caldwell, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,288
  • I have lived on the outskirts of Caldwell, Idaho for several years in the past when I was in college attending Boise State University. Caldwell is part of the Boise metropolitan area and is a very nice
67
  • Burley, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,382
62
  • Nampa, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,896
  • My twin sister has lived Nampa, Idaho, and I visit this city to do all of my shopping and other activities. It's located just twenty minutes west of Boise, Idaho, and has experienced tremendous growth in
62
  • Mountain Home, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,823
62
  • Jerome, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,140
66
  • Middleton, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,416
67
  • Blackfoot, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,878
67
  • Pocatello, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,592
  • Having lived in Houston, Texas all my life I became so accustomed to the hustle and bustle of daily living that I had not given thought of their being a quieter way of life. The time came when I wanted
66
  • Preston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,252
70
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,933
  • Although I grew up here I have lived in Salt Lake, Sacramento, and Elko. When I was growing up I had a sort of resentment for how quiet it is here and so did a lot of my friends. We all talked about
68
  • Kuna, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,015
71
  • Twin Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,623
  • why or how come hot water heaters are being priced so high ? $ 800.00 dollars to $1200.00 dollars to heat your water ! a must have and yet screwed to death for a steel tank! with insulation wrapped
71
  • Lewiston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,484
  • I love Idaho. Best state in the union. Lewiston is a nice place to live, but it has some serious drawbacks. The #1 problem with Lewiston has to be the roads. A lot of reviews talk about the smell from
73
  • Chubbuck, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,326
73
  • Garden City, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,423
70
  • Rexburg, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,114
67
  • Rathdrum, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,357
69
  • Ammon, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,767
75
  • Boise, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 218,677
  • I'll try to remain impartial on certain things, because I know different people want different things in a city. Boise by itself has around 218,000 people. But if you include the nearby towns/suburbs it
72
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,842
  • ...But not permanent, at least for us. We moved up here in Winter 2013 officially not having rented at first to test "CDA" waters, bought a home but we want to relocate elsewhere further in East WA or
69
  • Post Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,157
72
  • Sandpoint, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,698
78
  • Meridian, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 88,247
  • I have known Meridian, ID since in was a mid-sized farming community. The tech and housing bubbles transformed it into one of the more desirable suburbs of Idaho's capital city, Boise. It is now a
76
  • Moscow, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,855
73
  • Hayden, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,916
65
  • Star, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,255
69
  • Hailey, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,058
82
  • Eagle, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,711

Finding an affordable place to live in Idaho is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Idaho that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Idaho. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Idaho.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Idaho with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Idaho, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Idaho, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.