Sun Valley 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.
IndexSun ValleyIdahoNational
Cost of living index18092100
IndexSun ValleyIdahoNational
Goods & Services index9393100
Groceries index9395100
Health care index98103100
Housing index38088100
Transportation index9993100
Utilities index9487100

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  • The cost of living in Sun Valley is 97% higher than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Sun Valley is 80% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sun Valley is 280% higher 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$66,136$5,511$1,543$1,984
Renters$47,250$3,938$1,102$1,418

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

ItemSun ValleyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $11.00$14.5924.6%
Beauty Salon $22.50$34.6835.1%
Toothpaste $2.85$2.4715.2%
Shampoo $1.06$1.023.7%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%

Groceries

ItemSun ValleyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.86$4.4836.1%
Fried Chicken $1.09$1.4625.5%
Milk $1.36$2.3642.3%
Potatoes $2.25$3.0626.5%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.24$8.634.6%

Health Care

ItemSun ValleyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.00$99.787.2%
Doctor $97.00$105.037.6%
Dentist $92.50$88.704.3%
Ibuprofen $9.89$9.415.1%
Lipitor $272.50$298.508.7%

Housing

ItemSun ValleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $861,100.00$175,700.00390.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $959.54$1,081.0311.2%
Apartment Rent $1,144.00$920.0024.3%

Transportation

ItemSun ValleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.092.3%
Tire Balancing $40.00$45.2911.7%

Utilities

ItemSun ValleyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$144.23$170.8015.6%
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.
Bellevue, ID2,4571022%
Hailey, ID7,9611066%
Ketchum, ID2,70315151%
Sun Valley, ID1,39218080%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Indian Shores, FL1,39211111%
Hyde, PA1,39285-15%
Green Springs, OH1,39286-14%
Worthington, KY1,39182-18%
Bayboro, NC1,39393-7%
Sun Valley, ID1,39218080%
Source: The Sun Valley, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.