Princeton 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.
Cost of living index10194100
Goods & Services index9899100
Groceries index9993100
Health care index11596100
Housing indexn/a88100
Transportation index107108100
Utilities index9982100
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  • The cost of living in Princeton is 7% higher than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Princeton is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Princeton is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemPrincetonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.50$17.495.8%
Beauty Salon $32.17$38.1715.7%
Toothpaste $2.42$2.324.3%
Shampoo $1.03$1.011.8%
Movie $13.74$10.7228.1%
Bowling $16.25$13.8617.2%


ItemPrincetonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.47$3.9011.0%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.401.0%
Milk $1.57$1.9620.0%
Potatoes $2.81$3.1811.7%
Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
Beer $9.46$9.232.5%

Health Care

ItemPrincetonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $129.67$106.3421.9%
Doctor $150.75$115.2530.8%
Dentist $108.00$98.389.8%
Ibuprofen $10.16$9.269.7%
Lipitor $485.00$466.474.0%


ItemPrincetonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,421.30$1,273.3211.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%


ItemPrincetonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.81$2.598.3%
Tire Balancing $52.25$48.906.9%


ItemPrincetonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$156.86$167.606.4%
Phone $190.17$163.4216.4%
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.
Farmington, WA10589-11%
Potlatch, ID83590-10%
Garfield, WA49991-9%
Deary, ID39391-9%
Palouse, WA1,04893-7%
Princeton, ID761011%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chewey, OK76388288%
Hollis, AK7612525%
Red Dog Mine, AK7613232%
Riverton, NE7666-34%
Tamora, NE7699-1%
Princeton, ID761011%
Source: The Princeton, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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