Dubois 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.
IndexDuboisIdahoNational
Cost of living index8492100
IndexDuboisIdahoNational
Goods & Services index9895100
Groceries index10085100
Health care index104102100
Housing index5088100
Transportation index101106100
Utilities index9289100

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  • The cost of living in Dubois is 9% lower than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Dubois is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dubois is 50% 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$35,156$2,930$820$1,055
Renters$27,870$2,323$650$836

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

ItemDuboisNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.37$15.567.7%
Beauty Salon $37.33$36.113.4%
Toothpaste $2.72$2.4710.1%
Shampoo $0.95$0.961.6%
Movie $10.25$10.131.2%
Bowling $3.83$4.7419.0%

Groceries

ItemDuboisNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.43$3.9813.9%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.411.0%
Milk $1.75$2.0615.2%
Potatoes $3.67$2.9823.1%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.65$8.791.6%

Health Care

ItemDuboisNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.77$101.0418.1%
Doctor $134.33$107.4425.0%
Dentist $82.20$90.429.1%
Ibuprofen $9.93$9.287.0%
Lipitor $455.84$426.506.9%

Housing

ItemDuboisNational avg.Difference
Home Price $88,200.00$175,700.0049.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,256.86$1,133.2310.9%
Apartment Rent $467.00$920.0049.2%

Transportation

ItemDuboisNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$1.994.7%
Tire Balancing $42.53$45.767.1%

Utilities

ItemDuboisNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$182.10$163.8111.2%
Phone $18.66$28.3934.3%
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.
Spencer, ID171077%
Dubois, ID57584-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Forest Home, NY57513434%
Reynolds, IN57583-17%
Laupahoehoe, HI57513838%
Bangor, CA5751088%
Balaton, MN57585-15%
Dubois, ID57584-16%
Source: The Dubois, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.