Mountain Home, ID Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
Mountain Home's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
18 out of 32
In Idaho
1,974 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Mountain Home is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Mountain Home, ID?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Mountain Home has an overall cost of living index of 92 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Idaho, Mountain Home has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Idaho's index of 94.

The standard of living in Mountain Home ranks as #1,974 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Idaho. By definition, that implies Mountain Home ranks as the #4,444 most expensive place in the Gem State.

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Mountain Home Cost Of Living Vs. Idaho

Living Expense Mountain Home Idaho National Average
Overall 92 94 100
Services 102 97 100
Groceries 94 95 100
Health 98 97 100
Housing 71 87 100
Transportation 110 107 100
Utilities 84 81 100
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Mountain Home Cost of Living Vs. ID

Mountain Home, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Mountain Home Idaho United States
Median Home Value $153,800 $235,600 $229,800
Median Rent $835 $887 $1,096
Median Income $44,039 $58,915 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.5x 4.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Mountain Home Services Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Mountain Home Idaho
Shampoo $0.97 $1.06
Movie $10.88 $10.68
Bowling $15.93 $14.67

Detailed Mountain Home Groceries Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Mountain Home Idaho
Ground Beef $4.05 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.13 $1.39
Milk $1.37 $2.05

Detailed Mountain Home Health Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Mountain Home Idaho
Haircut $22.71 $18.62
Beauty Salon $36.81 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.71 $2.34

Detailed Mountain Home Transportation Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Mountain Home Idaho
Potatoes $1.98 $3.29
Pizza $9.49 $10.62
Beer $9.27 $9.38
Optometrist $133.84 $108.57
Doctor $124.87 $116.17
Dentist $83.97 $99.13

Detailed Mountain Home Utilities Costs Vs. Idaho

Item Mountain Home Idaho
Gasoline $2.37 $2.22
Tire Balancing $56.02 $50.07
All Electricity $126.26 $167.67
Phone $170.23 $175.64

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