Fruitland 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.
IndexFruitlandIdahoNational
Cost of living index9092100
IndexFruitlandIdahoNational
Goods & Services index9893100
Groceries index8995100
Health care index106103100
Housing index8088100
Transportation index9293100
Utilities index8687100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Fruitland, ID is displayed above. In Fruitland, ID, the overall cost of living index is 90, which is 2% lower than the Idaho average and 10% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Fruitland, ID, the city's goods and services are 6% higher than the Idaho average and 2% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Fruitland is 2% lower than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Fruitland is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fruitland is 20% 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$49,595$4,133$1,157$1,488
Renters$25,818$2,152$602$775
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Fruitland, ID as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Fruitland, ID homeowners, is $49,595. This would allow for a maximum of $1,157 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $25,818 which would result in a maximum of $602 to be spent on rental costs.

Idaho Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Idaho6%8.5%

Idaho Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Idaho1.6%7.4%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Fruitland, ID, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Idaho, as well as the rate for income tax in Idaho. 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 Idaho is 8.5%, and the sales tax in the state of Idaho is 6%. 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 Idaho starts from 1.6% and goes up to 7.4%.

Goods & Services

ItemFruitlandNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$14.5912.6%
Beauty Salon $29.25$34.6815.7%
Toothpaste $2.99$2.4720.9%
Shampoo $1.01$1.021.2%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.52$4.3919.8%

Groceries

ItemFruitlandNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.43$4.4823.4%
Fried Chicken $1.09$1.4625.5%
Milk $1.45$2.3638.5%
Potatoes $2.46$3.0619.6%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.45$8.632.1%

Health Care

ItemFruitlandNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $116.20$99.7816.5%
Doctor $121.38$105.0315.6%
Dentist $87.50$88.701.4%
Ibuprofen $9.77$9.413.8%
Lipitor $306.75$298.502.8%

Housing

ItemFruitlandNational avg.Difference
Home Price $130,600.00$175,700.0025.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $921.00$1,081.0314.8%
Apartment Rent $873.00$920.005.1%

Transportation

ItemFruitlandNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$2.0913.9%
Tire Balancing $48.50$45.297.1%

Utilities

ItemFruitlandNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$143.20$170.8016.2%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.
Nyssa, OR3,22181-19%
New Plymouth, ID1,94383-17%
Payette, ID7,44785-15%
Ontario, OR11,14886-14%
Annex, OR31789-11%
Fruitland, ID4,76190-10%

Cities with similar population

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Winchester, IN4,76074-26%
Angier, NC4,76093-7%
Elmwood, LA4,75896-4%
Hudson, TX4,75888-12%
Columbia Falls, MT4,76594-6%
Fruitland, ID4,76190-10%
Source: The Fruitland, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.