Rigby 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.
IndexRigbyIdahoNational
Cost of living index8692100
IndexRigbyIdahoNational
Goods & Services index8793100
Groceries index10395100
Health care index106103100
Housing index7588100
Transportation index9093100
Utilities index8387100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Rigby, ID is shown above. Compared to the state average of Idaho the cost of living index in Rigby, ID is 86, which is 6% lower than the average in Idaho and compared to the national average it is 14% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Rigby, ID goods and services come in at 6% lower than the average in Idaho and are 13% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Rigby is 6% lower than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Rigby is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Rigby 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$43,000$3,583$1,003$1,290
Renters$24,250$2,021$566$728
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Rigby, ID as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Rigby, ID homeowners, is $43,000. This would allow for a maximum of $1,003 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $24,250 which would result in a maximum of $566 to be spent on rental costs.

Idaho Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Idaho6%8.5%

Idaho Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Idaho1.6%7.4%
The Idaho sales tax and Idaho income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Rigby, ID. 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 Idaho sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 8.5%. 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 Idaho income tax rates range from 1.6% to 7.4%.

Goods & Services

ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.17$14.5923.5%
Beauty Salon $37.50$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $1.39$2.4743.8%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $3.32$4.3924.4%

Groceries

ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.15$4.487.3%
Fried Chicken $1.11$1.4624.2%
Milk $1.82$2.3622.8%
Potatoes $3.72$3.0621.5%
Pizza $9.66$9.244.5%
Beer $8.14$8.635.7%

Health Care

ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.50$99.785.3%
Doctor $129.67$105.0323.5%
Dentist $84.80$88.704.4%
Ibuprofen $10.24$9.418.8%
Lipitor $313.85$298.505.1%

Housing

ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $123,700.00$175,700.0029.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $616.12$1,081.0343.0%
Apartment Rent $785.00$920.0014.7%

Transportation

ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.80$2.0914.0%
Tire Balancing $45.00$45.290.6%

Utilities

ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.48$170.8018.3%
Phone $23.95$28.2615.2%
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.
Roberts, ID57973-27%
Ririe, ID77079-21%
Lewisville, ID48882-18%
Teton, ID99386-14%
Idaho Falls, ID57,93587-13%
Rigby, ID4,00786-14%

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Mosinee, WI4,00886-14%
Rose Hill, KS4,00993-7%
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Ball, LA4,00595-5%
Putnam Lake, NY4,01012727%
Rigby, ID4,00786-14%
Source: The Rigby, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.