Meridian, ID Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
103
Meridian's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
28 out of 31
In Idaho
3,523 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Meridian is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Meridian, ID?

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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Meridian Cost Of Living Vs. Idaho

Living Expense Meridian Idaho National Average
Overall 103 94 100
Services 106 99 100
Groceries 96 93 100
Health 101 96 100
Housing 108 88 100
Transportation 112 108 100
Utilities 82 82 100
For more reading on cost of living around Idaho, check out:
Meridian Cost of Living Vs. ID

Meridian, ID Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

$274,900
Median Home Value
$1,111
Median Rent
$71,389
Median Income
Statistic Meridian Idaho United States
Median Home Value $274,900 $212,300 $217,500
Median Rent $1,111 $853 $1,062
Median Income $71,389 $55,785 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.9x 3.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.19x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Meridian Services Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Meridian Idaho
Shampoo $0.97 $1.01
Movie $10.92 $10.72
Bowling $14.4 $13.86

Detailed Meridian Groceries Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Meridian Idaho
Ground Beef $4.11 $3.9
Fried Chicken $0.97 $1.4
Milk $1.36 $1.96

Detailed Meridian Health Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Meridian Idaho
Haircut $20.43 $17.49
Beauty Salon $37.3 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.21 $2.32

Detailed Meridian Transportation Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Meridian Idaho
Potatoes $1.68 $3.18
Pizza $9.49 $10.39
Beer $9.12 $9.23
Optometrist $130.43 $106.34
Doctor $124.27 $115.25
Dentist $88.0 $98.38

Detailed Meridian Utilities Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Meridian Idaho
Gasoline $2.95 $2.59
Tire Balancing $55.5 $48.9
All Electricity $123.07 $167.6
Phone $167.4 $163.42

Meridian SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
7
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Meridian

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Meridian
Nampa, ID 93,952 92 0.9x
Caldwell, ID 54,887 91 0.9x
Eagle, ID 26,514 118 1.1x
Kuna, ID 19,580 97 0.9x
Star, ID 9,115 104 1.0x
Middleton, ID 7,556 94 0.9x
Emmett, ID 6,770 89 0.9x

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