Dover 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.
IndexDoverIdahoNational
Cost of living index10594100
IndexDoverIdahoNational
Goods & Services index9896100
Groceries index9790100
Health care index11499100
Housing index12188100
Transportation index112109100
Utilities index7694100

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  • The cost of living in Dover is 11% higher than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Dover is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dover is 21% 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$60,500$5,042$1,412$1,815
Renters$52,125$4,344$1,216$1,564

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

ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.81$16.0910.7%
Beauty Salon $32.40$37.3313.2%
Toothpaste $2.42$2.451.0%
Shampoo $1.07$1.006.7%
Movie $11.40$10.2810.9%
Bowling $4.82$4.932.3%

Groceries

ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.01$3.8020.7%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.407.8%
Milk $1.67$2.0116.9%
Potatoes $2.14$3.0129.0%
Pizza $10.51$9.896.3%
Beer $9.12$8.902.5%

Health Care

ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.86$102.1620.3%
Doctor $128.43$108.3618.5%
Dentist $107.35$92.5316.0%
Ibuprofen $9.84$9.286.0%
Lipitor $436.28$425.822.5%

Housing

ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
Home Price $250,000.00$184,700.0035.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,198.20$1,202.440.4%
Apartment Rent $845.00$949.0011.0%

Transportation

ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.68$2.2419.6%
Tire Balancing $45.24$46.292.3%

Utilities

ItemDoverNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.14$165.9619.2%
Phone $20.11$28.6829.9%
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.
Ponderay, ID96584-16%
Priest River, ID1,63989-11%
Kootenai, ID93494-6%
Sandpoint, ID7,69897-3%
Hope, ID441077%
Dover, ID7091055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hermitage, MO70980-20%
Enterprise CDP, UT70914848%
Horseshoe Bend, ID70983-17%
Lewistown Heights, MT70982-18%
Russellville, MO70984-16%
Dover, ID7091055%
Source: The Dover, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.