Littleton 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.
IndexLittletonNew HampshireNational
Cost of living index103119100
IndexLittletonNew HampshireNational
Goods & Services index106117100
Groceries index109103100
Health care index107116100
Housing index83127100
Transportation index128106100
Utilities index123137100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Littleton, NH cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New Hampshire and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Littleton, NH is 103, which is 13% lower than the New Hampshire average and 3% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Littleton, NH are 9% lower than the average for New Hampshire and 6% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Littleton is 13% lower than the New Hampshire average.
  • The cost of living in Littleton is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Littleton is 17% lower than the national average.
  • New Hampshire general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.
  • New Hampshire state income tax is 100% 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$62,351$5,196$1,455$1,871
Renters$30,286$2,524$707$909
The affordability of the housing market in Littleton, NH 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 Littleton, NH homeowners, the median income is $62,351. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,455 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $30,286. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $707 used for their rent related monthly costs.

New Hampshire Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Hampshire0%0%

New Hampshire Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New Hampshire0%0%
The New Hampshire sales tax and New Hampshire income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Littleton, NH. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The New Hampshire sales tax is 0% and the maximum surtax is 0%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The New Hampshire income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.12$14.5931.0%
Beauty Salon $45.50$34.6831.2%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.4715.5%
Shampoo $1.09$1.026.7%
Movie $10.53$9.876.7%
Bowling $4.67$4.396.3%

Groceries

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.56$4.481.9%
Fried Chicken $1.84$1.4625.7%
Milk $2.79$2.3618.4%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.74$8.631.2%

Health Care

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $128.10$99.7828.4%
Doctor $113.84$105.038.4%
Dentist $94.00$88.706.0%
Ibuprofen $9.66$9.412.6%
Lipitor $311.23$298.504.3%

Housing

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $157,700.00$175,700.0010.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,714.70$1,081.0358.6%
Apartment Rent $625.00$920.0032.1%

Transportation

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.68$2.0928.1%
Tire Balancing $58.28$45.2928.7%

Utilities

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$234.61$170.8037.4%
Phone $28.84$28.262.1%
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.
Concord, VT28199-1%
Woodsville, NH1,42099-1%
Lyndonville, VT1,26099-1%
Whitefield, NH1,032100-0%
Lisbon, NH9601000%
Littleton, NH4,5761033%

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Harbison Canyon, CA4,57713838%
Breese, IL4,57794-6%
Glen Head, NY4,57517373%
Littleton, NH4,5761033%
Source: The Littleton, NH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.