Claremont 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.
IndexClaremontNew HampshireNational
Cost of living index105119100
IndexClaremontNew HampshireNational
Goods & Services index117117100
Groceries index103103100
Health care index116116100
Housing index81127100
Transportation index106106100
Utilities index137137100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Claremont, NH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Claremont, NH being 105, that puts it 12% lower than the average of New Hampshire and 5% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Claremont, NH, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of New Hampshire as well as 17% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Claremont is 12% lower than the New Hampshire average.
  • The cost of living in Claremont is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Claremont is 19% lower than the national average.
  • New Hampshire general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.
  • New Hampshire state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Claremont, NH to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Claremont, NH, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Claremont, NH salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
The affordability of the housing market in Claremont, NH as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Claremont, NH homeowners, the median income is $62,439. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,457 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $26,338. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $615 used for their rent related monthly costs.

New Hampshire Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
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New Hampshire Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Claremont, NH, it's important to take into account the sales tax for New Hampshire, as well as the rate for income tax in New Hampshire. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for New Hampshire is 0%, and the sales tax in the state of New Hampshire is 0%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in New Hampshire starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemClaremontNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.88$14.5915.7%
Beauty Salon $41.47$34.6819.6%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $10.20$9.873.4%
Bowling $4.62$4.395.2%


ItemClaremontNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$4.4816.0%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.98$3.062.7%
Pizza $8.68$9.246.1%
Beer $9.07$8.635.1%

Health Care

ItemClaremontNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.39$99.780.6%
Doctor $149.18$105.0342.0%
Dentist $104.81$88.7018.2%
Ibuprofen $9.68$9.412.8%
Lipitor $277.44$298.507.1%


ItemClaremontNational avg.Difference
Home Price $140,100.00$175,700.0020.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,260.97$1,081.0316.6%
Apartment Rent $781.00$920.0015.1%


ItemClaremontNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $44.74$45.291.2%


ItemClaremontNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$243.35$170.8042.5%
Phone $36.25$28.2628.3%
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.
North Hartland, VT15111616%
Ascutney, VT449100-0%
North Springfield, VT4861022%
Charlestown, NH1,1291022%
Springfield, VT3,9131044%
Claremont, NH13,1691055%

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Claremont, NH13,1691055%
Source: The Claremont, NH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.