Weiser 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.
IndexWeiserIdahoNational
Cost of living index8392100
IndexWeiserIdahoNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index8985100
Health care index104102100
Housing index5488100
Transportation index113106100
Utilities index8489100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Weiser, ID is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Weiser, ID enjoy a cost of living index of 83. This index is 10% lower than the Idaho average, and 17% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Weiser, ID, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Idaho, and it is 5% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Weiser is 10% lower than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Weiser is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Weiser is 46% 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$40,625$3,385$948$1,219
Renters$17,049$1,421$398$512
The affordability of the housing market in Weiser, ID as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Weiser, ID homeowners, the median income is $40,625. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $948 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $17,049. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $398 used for their rent related monthly 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Weiser, ID you will want to make sure you consider both the Idaho sales tax and the Idaho income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Idaho is 6%, with the highest surtax being 8.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Idaho have a range from 1.6% to 7.4%.

Goods & Services

ItemWeiserNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.95$15.564.0%
Beauty Salon $33.10$36.118.3%
Toothpaste $2.27$2.478.2%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.2%
Movie $10.22$10.131.0%
Bowling $3.53$4.7425.4%

Groceries

ItemWeiserNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.982.5%
Fried Chicken $1.16$1.4117.8%
Milk $1.53$2.0625.9%
Potatoes $1.40$2.9853.1%
Pizza $8.49$9.4710.4%
Beer $8.11$8.797.7%

Health Care

ItemWeiserNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.43$101.0413.2%
Doctor $125.34$107.4416.7%
Dentist $87.70$90.423.0%
Ibuprofen $9.25$9.280.4%
Lipitor $424.25$426.500.5%

Housing

ItemWeiserNational avg.Difference
Home Price $89,300.00$175,700.0049.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $940.42$1,133.2317.0%
Apartment Rent $569.00$920.0038.2%

Transportation

ItemWeiserNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$1.9910.7%
Tire Balancing $54.09$45.7618.2%

Utilities

ItemWeiserNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$133.56$163.8118.5%
Phone $25.00$28.3911.9%
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.
Huntington, OR34981-19%
Payette, ID7,44786-14%
Midvale, ID15086-14%
Annex, OR31790-10%
Weiser, ID5,40783-17%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
New Holland, PA5,40799-1%
Uhrichsville, OH5,40882-18%
Erda, UT5,4091099%
Hutchins, TX5,41090-10%
Orchard Homes, MT5,4101099%
Weiser, ID5,40783-17%
Source: The Weiser, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.