Rigby cost of living index

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. 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexRigbyIdahoNational
Cost of living9094100
IndexRigbyIdahoNational
Goods & Services10699100
Groceries10493100
Health care9596100
Housing6688100
Transportation91108100
Utilities8682100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Rigby is 4% lower than the Idaho average
  • The cost of living in Rigby is 10% lower than the national average
  • Rigby housing is 34% 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$45,391$3,783$1,059$1,362
      Renters$27,279$2,273$636$818
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Rigby, ID, as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Rigby homeowners, is $45,391. This would allow for a maximum of $1,059 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $27,279 which would result in a maximum of $636 to be spent on rental costs.

      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

      ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.42$17.495.3%
      Beauty Salon $35.04$38.178.2%
      Toothpaste $2.42$2.324.3%
      Shampoo $1.11$1.019.7%
      Movie $11.30$10.725.4%
      Bowling $14.28$13.863.0%

      Groceries

      ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.99$3.902.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.50$1.407.5%
      Milk $1.91$1.962.7%
      Potatoes $4.41$3.1838.5%
      Pizza $12.02$10.3915.6%
      Beer $8.54$9.237.5%

      Health Care

      ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $132.98$106.3425.1%
      Doctor $96.50$115.2516.3%
      Dentist $96.50$98.381.9%
      Ibuprofen $8.99$9.262.9%
      Lipitor $443.81$466.474.9%

      Housing

      ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $120,900.00$184,700.0034.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,677.79$1,273.3231.8%
      Apartment Rent $648.00$949.0031.7%

      Transportation

      ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.60$2.590.4%
      Tire Balancing $38.30$48.9021.7%

      Utilities

      ItemRigbyNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$131.71$167.6021.4%
      Phone $173.32$163.426.1%
      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.
      Roberts, ID55276-24%
      Ririe, ID65489-11%
      Teton, ID1,03890-10%
      Menan, ID83691-9%
      Ucon, ID1,25187-13%
      Rigby, ID4,02890-10%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Scandia, MN4,02912626%
      Dannemora, NY4,02795-5%
      Washington Park, IL4,02979-21%
      Adel, IA4,03091-9%
      Throop, PA4,02692-8%
      Rigby, ID4,02890-10%
      Source: The Rigby, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.