Middleton 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.
IndexMiddletonIdahoNational
Cost of living index8992100
IndexMiddletonIdahoNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index8985100
Health care index104102100
Housing index7588100
Transportation index113106100
Utilities index8489100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Middleton, ID cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Idaho and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Middleton, ID is 89, which is 3% lower than the Idaho average and 11% lower 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 Middleton, ID are equal to the average for Idaho and 5% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Middleton is 3% lower than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Middleton is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Middleton is 25% 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$51,538$4,295$1,202$1,546
Renters$33,725$2,810$787$1,012
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Middleton, ID by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Middleton, ID have a median income of $51,538. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,202 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $33,725, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $787.

Idaho Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Idaho6%8.5%

Idaho Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Idaho1.6%7.4%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Middleton, ID, the Idaho income tax and the Idaho sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Idaho maximum surtax is 8.5%, and the Idaho sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 1.6% to 7.4% in Idaho.

Goods & Services

ItemMiddletonNational 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

ItemMiddletonNational 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

ItemMiddletonNational 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

ItemMiddletonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $119,100.00$175,700.0032.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $940.42$1,133.2317.0%
Apartment Rent $853.00$920.007.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMiddletonNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wilder, ID1,41780-20%
Notus, ID49784-16%
Marsing, ID1,26984-16%
Greenleaf, ID1,07685-15%
Caldwell, ID48,11486-14%
Middleton, ID5,89889-11%

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Ocean City, FL5,90198-2%
St. Helena, CA5,89519999%
Middleton, ID5,89889-11%
Source: The Middleton, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.