Hayden 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.
IndexHaydenIdahoNational
Cost of living index10192100
IndexHaydenIdahoNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index9585100
Health care index116102100
Housing index10288100
Transportation index113106100
Utilities index9089100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Hayden, ID. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Hayden, ID being 101, that puts it 10% higher than the average of Idaho and 1% 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 Hayden, ID, the price of goods and services are 7% higher than the average of Idaho as well as 1% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Hayden is 10% higher than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Hayden is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hayden is 2% 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$58,687$4,891$1,369$1,761
Renters$36,531$3,044$852$1,096
The affordability of the housing market in Hayden, ID 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 Hayden, ID homeowners, the median income is $58,687. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,369 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $36,531. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $852 used for their rent related monthly 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Hayden, ID is the Idaho sales tax and Idaho income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Idaho sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Idaho income tax rates range from 1.6% to 7.4%.

Goods & Services

ItemHaydenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.02$15.569.3%
Beauty Salon $35.70$36.111.1%
Toothpaste $2.92$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.4%
Movie $10.59$10.134.6%
Bowling $8.59$4.7481.3%

Groceries

ItemHaydenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$3.982.4%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.415.5%
Milk $2.21$2.067.0%
Potatoes $1.79$2.9839.8%
Pizza $9.05$9.474.4%
Beer $10.10$8.7914.8%

Health Care

ItemHaydenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $121.00$101.0419.8%
Doctor $140.50$107.4430.8%
Dentist $99.61$90.4210.2%
Ibuprofen $11.17$9.2820.4%
Lipitor $444.66$426.504.3%

Housing

ItemHaydenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $180,800.00$175,700.002.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,082.23$1,133.234.5%
Apartment Rent $921.00$920.000.1%

Transportation

ItemHaydenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.40$1.9920.2%
Tire Balancing $44.37$45.763.0%

Utilities

ItemHaydenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.37$163.8116.8%
Phone $28.32$28.390.2%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
State Line, ID221011%
Hauser, ID67987-13%
Huetter, ID8287-13%
Athol, ID75190-10%
Spirit Lake, ID2,00393-7%
Hayden, ID13,5881011%

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Hayden, ID13,5881011%
Source: The Hayden, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.