Garden Valley 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.
IndexGarden ValleyIdahoNational
Cost of living index10792100
IndexGarden ValleyIdahoNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index8985100
Health care index104102100
Housing index13388100
Transportation index113106100
Utilities index8489100

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  • The cost of living in Garden Valley is 16% higher than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Garden Valley is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Garden Valley is 33% higher 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$10,833$903$253$325
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemGarden ValleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.95$15.564.0%
Beauty Salon $33.10$36.118.3%
Toothpaste $2.27$2.478.2%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.2%
Movie $10.22$10.131.0%
Bowling $3.53$4.7425.4%

Groceries

ItemGarden ValleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.982.5%
Fried Chicken $1.16$1.4117.8%
Milk $1.53$2.0625.9%
Potatoes $1.40$2.9853.1%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.11$8.797.7%

Health Care

ItemGarden ValleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.43$101.0413.2%
Doctor $125.34$107.4416.7%
Dentist $87.70$90.423.0%
Ibuprofen $9.25$9.280.4%
Lipitor $424.25$426.500.5%

Housing

ItemGarden ValleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $234,200.00$175,700.0033.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $940.42$1,133.2317.0%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemGarden ValleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$1.9910.7%
Tire Balancing $54.09$45.7618.2%

Utilities

ItemGarden ValleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.56$163.8118.5%
Phone $25.00$28.3911.9%
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.
Banks, ID1195-5%
Horseshoe Bend, ID85884-16%
Placerville, ID2690-10%
Crouch, ID16793-7%
Smiths Ferry, ID1661011%
Garden Valley, ID1501077%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Nessen City, MI15082-18%
Dennison, MN15096-4%
Blanchard, ID1501044%
Kysorville, NY15081-19%
Agency Village, SD15087-13%
Garden Valley, ID1501077%
Source: The Garden Valley, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.