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Overall 17%
Goods & Services 8%
Housing 38%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexMackayIdahoNational
Cost of living8394100
Goods & Services9299100
Groceries9093100
Health care9196100
Housing6288100
Transportation103108100
Utilities8282100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Mackay is 12% lower than the Idaho average
  • The cost of living in Mackay is 17% lower than the national average
  • Mackay housing is 38% lower than the national average
  • Idaho general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average
  • Idaho state income tax is 49% 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$52,639$4,387$1,228$1,579
      Renters$40,109$3,342$936$1,203

      Idaho Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Idaho6%8.5%

      Idaho Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Idaho1.125%6.925%

      Goods & Services

      ItemMackayNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $12.30$17.4929.7%
      Beauty Salon $27.00$38.1729.3%
      Toothpaste $2.51$2.328.1%
      Shampoo $0.96$1.015.1%
      Movie $10.00$10.726.8%
      Bowling $10.67$13.8623.0%

      Groceries

      ItemMackayNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.04$3.903.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.03$1.4026.2%
      Milk $1.61$1.9617.9%
      Potatoes $1.58$3.1850.4%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $8.56$9.237.3%

      Health Care

      ItemMackayNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $97.60$106.348.2%
      Doctor $100.83$115.2512.5%
      Dentist $92.40$98.386.1%
      Ibuprofen $7.94$9.2614.3%
      Lipitor $433.02$466.477.2%

      Housing

      ItemMackayNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $115,800.00$184,700.0037.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,148.34$1,273.329.8%
      Apartment Rent $588.00$949.0038.0%

      Transportation

      ItemMackayNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.82$2.598.7%
      Tire Balancing $47.00$48.903.9%

      Utilities

      ItemMackayNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$124.10$167.6026.0%
      Phone $168.15$163.422.9%
      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.
      Moore, ID13883-17%
      Mackay, ID45583-17%

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      Point Arena, CA45514242%
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      Source: The Mackay, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.