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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Idaho 2020

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  • Rupert, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,702
79
  • Burley, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,382
  • Burley, Idaho's bad points? The schools need some improvement. Burley, Idaho's good points? Everything else. I have been living in Burley for 14 years now and I'd be hard-pressed to find any place else I…[read more]
75
  • Jerome, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,140
  • Living in Jerome, ID is one of my best experiences in life. The city is full of life and opens a lot of opportunities to anyone living within its boundaries. I particularly enjoyed my weekends, when I…[read more]
76
  • Blackfoot, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,878
  • I've been living in Blackfoot Idaho for three years and have enjoyed the small town culture and the unique opportunities to connect with friendly neighbors and different folks. There is not a lot of…[read more]
73
  • Pocatello, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,592
  • Having lived in Houston, Texas all my life I became so accustomed to the hustle and bustle of daily living that I had not given thought of their being a quieter way of life. The time came when I wanted…[read more]
79
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,933
  • Unless you are drinking the mormon kool-aid or you have a tremendous alcohol and/or meth problem you will hate this city. Food is atrocious. Safe haven for racists. It gains half a star for its proximity…[read more]
70
  • Twin Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,623
  • why or how come hot water heaters are being priced so high ? $ 800.00 dollars to $1200.00 dollars to heat your water ! a must have and yet screwed to death for a steel tank! with insulation wrapped…[read more]
69
  • Weiser, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,350
77
  • Chubbuck, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,326
  • I like living in a small town that is not that active. It gives me the peace and quiet I have always craved. We have a little mall with a few shops but not the best shopping option so I usually find…[read more]
72
  • Payette, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,402
67
  • Emmett, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,590
  • Town smells like rotten eggs and a bad nite of beans. Too many sexual registered predators, in town. Nothing to do. Fallout from the nuclear testing from Nevada in the 50-60's. Lot's of people…[read more]
87
  • Ammon, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,767
  • Ammon is definitely the best place to live. During my time there, I have felt absolutely safe. The town is closely related and a clean and very highly regarded community. It is also an excellent place to…[read more]
72
  • Preston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,252
74
  • Caldwell, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,288
  • I have lived on the outskirts of Caldwell, Idaho for several years in the past when I was in college attending Boise State University. Caldwell is part of the Boise metropolitan area and is a very nice…[read more]
68
  • Nampa, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,896
  • Look no further than Nampa, Idaho. We also have high crime rates, gang activity, lots of pot holes, and traffic. if you are happy here it is because you are smoking…[read more]
73
  • Mountain Home, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,823
  • Mountain Home, Idaho is a great little town. I like that this city is a bit smaller but the residents here enjoy all of the local amenities. Mountain Home, Idaho is simply a quick 20 minute drive from…[read more]
77
  • Middleton, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,416
79
  • Lewiston, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,484
  • We spent some time in Lewiston just recently and absolutely loved it! I've done work in the area for a while and always wanted to visit because I'd heard so much about how close it was to…[read more]
74
  • Rexburg, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,114
  • I absolutely love the calmness of Rexburg Idaho. There are about 25,000 people in this town and they are all lovely and friendly. With many outdoor activities and monumental parks to visit, Rexburg takes…[read more]
75
  • Kuna, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,015
  • Living in one of the best cities in Idaho is a major plus for me. The crime rates are very low here and I never have to worry about being in danger walking at night. The weather is great and most people…[read more]
79
  • Rathdrum, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,357
77
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,842
  • I have been a resident of CDA for over 30 years and watched this city slowly decline into a shell of it's former self. Watching CDA go from a beautiful slow paced town to an overpopulated, overpriced,…[read more]
83
  • Post Falls, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,157
  • When I first moved to a post Falls there were three things I wanted. The first a local that was thriving with natural wonders, outside your usual touristy designation. Second, I wanted to live in a place…[read more]
75
  • Sandpoint, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,698
79
  • Garden City, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,423
  • I experienced enrichment while living in Garden City Idaho. The city is in Ada County. Garden City is included in the Boise City-Nampa Idaho Metropolitan area. The town has some of the top schools in the…[read more]
81
  • Boise, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 218,677
  • Born here, left at the age of 5 with my family and moved back when I was around 27. In all honesty, the biggest cons of Boise are the huge influx of people recently that the city and its economy weren't…[read more]
81
  • Moscow, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,855
  • Living in Moscow, ID has been a blessing for me. The crime in this area is extremely low and there is much opportunity to have fun and to get errands done in a substantial amount of time. However, the…[read more]
87
  • Hayden, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,916
  • There are few places as enthroned with natural beauty as Hayden, Idado. Located on the shores of Hayden Lake beneath the spires of the Couer d'Alene Mountains, this idyllic town charms anyone who visits.…[read more]
66
  • Hailey, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,058
81
  • Meridian, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 88,247
  • Living here is fast becoming miserable, the invasion of out of staters (#1 California) is just sad. The numbers are wrong on this sight houses are $225,000+ for an average run down area! Schools are…[read more]
73
  • Star, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,255
84
  • Eagle, ID
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,711
  • I wouldn't recommend going to the Eagle post office. They have three people working at the counter at all times which is great but they talk among themselves and can get cranky if you interrupt their…[read more]

Finding an affordable place to live in Idaho is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Idaho that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Idaho. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Idaho.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Idaho with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Idaho, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Idaho, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.