Kuna 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.
IndexKunaIdahoNational
Cost of living index9292100
IndexKunaIdahoNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index8985100
Health care index104102100
Housing index8588100
Transportation index113106100
Utilities index8489100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Kuna, ID. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Kuna, ID being 92, that puts it equal to the average of Idaho and 8% lower 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 Kuna, ID, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Idaho as well as 5% lower than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Kuna is equal to the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Kuna is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Kuna is 15% 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$60,752$5,063$1,417$1,823
Renters$30,025$2,502$701$901
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Kuna, 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 Kuna, ID homeowners, is $60,752. This would allow for a maximum of $1,417 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $30,025 which would result in a maximum of $701 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Kuna, 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

ItemKunaNational 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

ItemKunaNational 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

ItemKunaNational 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

ItemKunaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $131,000.00$175,700.0025.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $940.42$1,133.2317.0%
Apartment Rent $1,016.00$920.0010.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemKunaNational 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.
Melba, ID56884-16%
Caldwell, ID48,11486-14%
Nampa, ID84,66088-12%
Garden City, ID11,22395-5%
Boise, ID211,65596-4%
Kuna, ID16,18892-8%

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Kuna, ID16,18892-8%
Source: The Kuna, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.