St. Charles 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.
IndexSt. CharlesIdahoNational
Cost of living index9792100
IndexSt. CharlesIdahoNational
Goods & Services index10193100
Groceries index9595100
Health care index91103100
Housing index9488100
Transportation index10693100
Utilities index9487100

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  • The cost of living in St. Charles is 6% higher than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in St. Charles is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in St. Charles is 6% 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$44,375$3,698$1,035$1,331
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemSt. CharlesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.25$14.594.5%
Beauty Salon $38.75$34.6811.7%
Toothpaste $2.32$2.476.2%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $7.44$9.8724.6%
Bowling $3.99$4.399.1%

Groceries

ItemSt. CharlesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$4.4815.8%
Fried Chicken $1.05$1.4628.3%
Milk $2.09$2.3611.3%
Potatoes $1.75$3.0642.8%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.99$8.637.4%

Health Care

ItemSt. CharlesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $87.75$99.7812.1%
Doctor $94.00$105.0310.5%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $8.24$9.4112.5%
Lipitor $279.10$298.506.5%

Housing

ItemSt. CharlesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $165,400.00$175,700.005.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,027.66$1,081.034.9%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemSt. CharlesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.9%
Tire Balancing $53.81$45.2918.8%

Utilities

ItemSt. CharlesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$145.09$170.8015.1%
Phone $29.99$28.266.1%
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.
Montpelier, ID2,54080-20%
Paris, ID47685-15%
Bloomington, ID19690-10%
Garden City, UT5861077%
St. Charles, ID9497-3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Narka, KS9473-27%
Gray, IA9471-29%
Allendale, MO9475-25%
Sheldon, ND9476-24%
Hainesburg, NJ9413636%
St. Charles, ID9497-3%
Source: The St. Charles, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.