Meredith 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.
IndexMeredithNew HampshireNational
Cost of living index120122100
IndexMeredithNew HampshireNational
Goods & Services index122122100
Groceries index117117100
Health care index115115100
Housing index122127100
Transportation index107107100
Utilities index128128100

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  • The cost of living in Meredith is 1% lower than the New Hampshire average.
  • The cost of living in Meredith is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Meredith is 22% higher 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$53,516$4,460$1,249$1,606
Renters$24,904$2,075$581$747

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%

Goods & Services

ItemMeredithNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.17$15.5623.2%
Beauty Salon $39.47$36.119.3%
Toothpaste $4.22$2.4770.8%
Shampoo $1.08$0.9611.6%
Movie $10.96$10.138.2%
Bowling $4.79$4.741.1%

Groceries

ItemMeredithNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.05$3.9826.8%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.417.5%
Milk $3.28$2.0658.9%
Potatoes $3.59$2.9820.4%
Pizza $12.08$9.4727.5%
Beer $9.69$8.7910.2%

Health Care

ItemMeredithNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.97$101.041.9%
Doctor $146.83$107.4436.7%
Dentist $104.98$90.4216.1%
Ibuprofen $9.32$9.280.5%
Lipitor $409.35$426.504.0%

Housing

ItemMeredithNational avg.Difference
Home Price $222,900.00$175,700.0026.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,265.36$1,133.2311.7%
Apartment Rent $1,023.00$920.0011.2%

Transportation

ItemMeredithNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$1.991.2%
Tire Balancing $54.27$45.7618.6%

Utilities

ItemMeredithNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$212.11$163.8129.5%
Phone $36.25$28.3927.7%
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.
Ashland, NH1,3591088%
Franklin, NH8,46211111%
Alton, NH39711111%
Bristol, NH1,56211212%
Belmont, NH2,06611212%
Meredith, NH1,63112020%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Olivet, MI1,63187-13%
Lykens, PA1,63185-15%
Rural Retreat, VA1,63187-13%
Monrovia, IN1,63186-14%
Mill Hall, PA1,63190-10%
Meredith, NH1,63112020%
Source: The Meredith, NH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.