According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Meridian has an overall cost of living index of 103 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Idaho, Meridian has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Idaho's index of 94.
The standard of living in Meridian ranks as #3,524 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Idaho. By definition, that implies Meridian ranks as the #2,882 most expensive place in the Gem State.
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Housing swings affordability the most between places in Idaho, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.