Carey 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.
IndexCareyIdahoNational
Cost of living index8892100
IndexCareyIdahoNational
Goods & Services index9495100
Groceries index8285100
Health care index99102100
Housing index7688100
Transportation index99106100
Utilities index9489100

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  • The cost of living in Carey is 5% lower than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Carey is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Carey is 24% 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$60,893$5,074$1,421$1,827
Renters$38,594$3,216$900$1,158

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

ItemCareyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.59$15.5612.7%
Beauty Salon $26.56$36.1126.4%
Toothpaste $2.17$2.4712.4%
Shampoo $0.91$0.965.9%
Movie $9.98$10.131.4%
Bowling $3.79$4.7419.9%

Groceries

ItemCareyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.03$3.9824.0%
Fried Chicken $1.07$1.4124.1%
Milk $1.40$2.0632.3%
Potatoes $2.11$2.9829.3%
Pizza $9.96$9.475.1%
Beer $8.37$8.794.8%

Health Care

ItemCareyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $119.53$101.0418.3%
Doctor $99.01$107.447.8%
Dentist $89.56$90.420.9%
Ibuprofen $9.15$9.281.4%
Lipitor $436.44$426.502.3%

Housing

ItemCareyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $139,600.00$175,700.0020.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $875.40$1,133.2322.8%
Apartment Rent $625.00$920.0032.1%

Transportation

ItemCareyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.04$1.992.5%
Tire Balancing $42.22$45.767.7%

Utilities

ItemCareyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.88$163.8117.7%
Phone $31.64$28.3911.5%
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.
Carey, ID53988-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Beverly Shores, IN53913636%
Concow, CA5391000%
Marianna, PA53978-22%
Rudolph, WI53986-14%
Collins, OH53985-15%
Carey, ID53988-12%
Source: The Carey, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.