Plymouth 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.
IndexPlymouthNew HampshireNational
Cost of living index115119100
IndexPlymouthNew HampshireNational
Goods & Services index117117100
Groceries index103103100
Health care index116116100
Housing index115127100
Transportation index106106100
Utilities index137137100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Plymouth, NH. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Plymouth, NH being 115, that puts it 3% lower than the average of New Hampshire and 15% 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 Plymouth, NH, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of New Hampshire as well as 17% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Plymouth is 3% lower than the New Hampshire average.
  • The cost of living in Plymouth is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Plymouth is 15% 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$98,897$8,241$2,307$2,967
Renters$16,204$1,350$378$486
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Plymouth, NH 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 Plymouth, NH have a median income of $98,897. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $2,307 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $16,204, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $378.

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%
For those who live in Plymouth, NH and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the New Hampshire income tax rate and the New Hampshire sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In New Hampshire, the sales tax is 0%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 0%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in New Hampshire, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemPlymouthNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.88$14.5915.7%
Beauty Salon $41.47$34.6819.6%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $1.00$1.022.2%
Movie $10.20$9.873.4%
Bowling $4.62$4.395.2%

Groceries

ItemPlymouthNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$4.4816.0%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.466.6%
Milk $2.21$2.366.2%
Potatoes $2.98$3.062.7%
Pizza $8.68$9.246.1%
Beer $9.07$8.635.1%

Health Care

ItemPlymouthNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $100.39$99.780.6%
Doctor $149.18$105.0342.0%
Dentist $104.81$88.7018.2%
Ibuprofen $9.68$9.412.8%
Lipitor $277.44$298.507.1%

Housing

ItemPlymouthNational avg.Difference
Home Price $219,300.00$175,700.0024.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,260.97$1,081.0316.6%
Apartment Rent $838.00$920.008.9%

Transportation

ItemPlymouthNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $44.74$45.291.2%

Utilities

ItemPlymouthNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$243.35$170.8042.5%
Phone $36.25$28.2628.3%
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, NH1,3591055%
Bristol, NH1,5621099%
Laconia, NH16,00711212%
New Hampton, NH35711616%
Meredith, NH1,63111818%
Plymouth, NH3,80711515%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kahaluu-Keauhou, HI3,80717777%
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA3,807211111%
Quitman, GA3,80878-22%
Southgate, KY3,80988-12%
Bystrom, CA3,80593-7%
Plymouth, NH3,80711515%
Source: The Plymouth, NH cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.