Moscow, ID Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
100
Moscow's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
26 out of 31
In Idaho
3,200 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 Moscow is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Moscow, ID?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Moscow has an overall cost of living index of 100 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Idaho, Moscow has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Idaho's index of 94.

The standard of living in Moscow ranks as #3,201 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Idaho. By definition, that implies Moscow ranks as the #3,205 most expensive place in the Gem State.

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Moscow Cost Of Living Vs. Idaho

Living Expense Moscow Idaho National Average
Overall 100 94 100
Services 98 99 100
Groceries 99 93 100
Health 115 96 100
Housing 100 88 100
Transportation 107 108 100
Utilities 99 82 100
For more reading on cost of living around Idaho, check out:
Moscow Cost of Living Vs. ID

Moscow, 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.

$229,900
Median Home Value
$731
Median Rent
$41,896
Median Income
Statistic Moscow Idaho United States
Median Home Value $229,900 $212,300 $217,500
Median Rent $731 $853 $1,062
Median Income $41,896 $55,785 $62,843
Home Value To Income 5.5x 3.8x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Moscow Services Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Moscow Idaho
Shampoo $1.03 $1.01
Movie $13.74 $10.72
Bowling $16.25 $13.86

Detailed Moscow Groceries Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Moscow Idaho
Ground Beef $3.47 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.41 $1.4
Milk $1.57 $1.96

Detailed Moscow Health Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Moscow Idaho
Haircut $18.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $32.17 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.42 $2.32

Detailed Moscow Transportation Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Moscow Idaho
Potatoes $2.81 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $9.46 $9.23
Optometrist $129.67 $106.34
Doctor $150.75 $115.25
Dentist $108.0 $98.38

Detailed Moscow Utilities Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Moscow Idaho
Gasoline $2.81 $2.59
Tire Balancing $52.25 $48.9
All Electricity $156.86 $167.6
Phone $190.17 $163.42

Moscow SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
6
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Moscow

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Moscow
Pullman, WA 33,598 104 1.0x
Lewiston, ID 32,664 96 1.0x
Clarkston, WA 7,381 91 0.9x
Clarkston Heights-Vineland, WA 6,348 105 1.1x
West Clarkston-Highland, WA 5,830 96 1.0x

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