Ponderay 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.
IndexPonderayIdahoNational
Cost of living index9292100
IndexPonderayIdahoNational
Goods & Services index10195100
Groceries index9585100
Health care index116102100
Housing index7188100
Transportation index113106100
Utilities index9089100

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  • The cost of living in Ponderay is equal to the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Ponderay is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ponderay is 29% 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$27,308$2,276$637$819
Renters$26,125$2,177$610$784

Idaho Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Idaho6%8.5%

Idaho Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Idaho1.6%7.4%

Goods & Services

ItemPonderayNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.02$15.569.3%
Beauty Salon $35.70$36.111.1%
Toothpaste $2.92$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.4%
Movie $10.59$10.134.6%
Bowling $8.59$4.7481.3%

Groceries

ItemPonderayNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$3.982.4%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.415.5%
Milk $2.21$2.067.0%
Potatoes $1.79$2.9839.8%
Pizza $9.05$9.474.4%
Beer $10.10$8.7914.8%

Health Care

ItemPonderayNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $121.00$101.0419.8%
Doctor $140.50$107.4430.8%
Dentist $99.61$90.4210.2%
Ibuprofen $11.17$9.2820.4%
Lipitor $444.66$426.504.3%

Housing

ItemPonderayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $123,800.00$175,700.0029.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,082.23$1,133.234.5%
Apartment Rent $676.00$920.0026.5%

Transportation

ItemPonderayNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.40$1.9920.2%
Tire Balancing $44.37$45.763.0%

Utilities

ItemPonderayNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.37$163.8116.8%
Phone $28.32$28.390.2%
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.
Kootenai, ID83297-3%
Sandpoint, ID7,49798-2%
Hope, ID671088%
Dover, ID8171099%
East Hope, ID20911313%
Ponderay, ID1,14392-8%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Camden, AR1,14383-17%
Joseph City, AZ1,14392-8%
Warrensburg, IL1,14383-17%
Shady Point, OK1,14382-18%
Knox City, TX1,14473-27%
Ponderay, ID1,14392-8%
Source: The Ponderay, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.