Dayton 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.
IndexDaytonIdahoNational
Cost of living index9692100
IndexDaytonIdahoNational
Goods & Services index10193100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index91103100
Housing index9088100
Transportation index10693100
Utilities index9487100

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  • The cost of living in Dayton is 5% higher than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Dayton is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dayton is 10% 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$42,143$3,512$983$1,264
Renters$14,643$1,220$342$439

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

ItemDaytonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.25$14.594.5%
Beauty Salon $38.75$34.6811.7%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $7.44$9.8724.6%
Bowling $3.99$4.399.1%

Groceries

ItemDaytonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$4.4815.8%
Fried Chicken $1.05$1.4628.3%
Milk $2.09$2.3611.3%
Potatoes $1.75$3.0642.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemDaytonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.75$99.7812.1%
Doctor $94.00$105.0310.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $8.24$9.4112.5%
Lipitor $279.10$298.506.5%

Housing

ItemDaytonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $165,600.00$175,700.005.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $750.00$920.0018.5%

Transportation

ItemDaytonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.9%
Tire Balancing $53.81$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemDaytonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.09$170.8015.1%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Oxford, ID7179-21%
Malad City, ID2,18983-17%
Franklin, ID76089-11%
Cornish, UT34491-9%
Preston, ID5,17292-8%
Dayton, ID45696-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Lockhart, AL45675-25%
Melvern, KS45684-16%
Rockford, WA45690-10%
Groom, TX45681-19%
Latimer, IA45677-23%
Dayton, ID45696-4%
Source: The Dayton, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.