Salmon 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.
IndexSalmonIdahoNational
Cost of living index8794100
IndexSalmonIdahoNational
Goods & Services index10196100
Groceries index10290100
Health care index10399100
Housing index6488100
Transportation index95109100
Utilities index7794100

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  • The cost of living in Salmon is 7% lower than the Idaho average.
  • The cost of living in Salmon is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Salmon is 36% lower 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$44,224$3,685$1,032$1,327
Renters$20,220$1,685$472$607

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

ItemSalmonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.52$16.093.5%
Beauty Salon $37.52$37.330.5%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.455.1%
Shampoo $0.97$1.002.7%
Movie $10.53$10.282.5%
Bowling $3.92$4.9320.6%

Groceries

ItemSalmonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.802.1%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.4010.5%
Milk $1.94$2.013.5%
Potatoes $4.28$3.0142.3%
Pizza $10.00$9.891.2%
Beer $8.68$8.902.4%

Health Care

ItemSalmonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.93$102.1616.9%
Doctor $133.00$108.3622.7%
Dentist $84.00$92.539.2%
Ibuprofen $9.71$9.284.7%
Lipitor $433.64$425.821.8%

Housing

ItemSalmonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $125,300.00$184,700.0032.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,334.85$1,202.4411.0%
Apartment Rent $515.00$949.0045.7%

Transportation

ItemSalmonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.242.7%
Tire Balancing $37.26$46.2919.5%

Utilities

ItemSalmonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.05$165.9616.2%
Phone $20.00$28.6830.3%
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.
Salmon, ID3,05987-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Orofino, ID3,06088-12%
Buffalo, MO3,05882-18%
Priceville, AL3,06096-4%
North Crossett, AR3,06083-17%
Hideaway, TX3,06197-3%
Salmon, ID3,05987-13%
Source: The Salmon, ID cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.